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Re: draft for DEL key poll

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: draft for DEL key poll
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:02:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Karl Fogel <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>>I'm planning the poll about DEL.  Here is a draft for comments.  (I
>>will also write a poll about completion.)
>>In Emacs 24, now in pretest, a change is being considered for DEL
>>(often the Backspace key) and the Delete function key.  When there is
>>an active region, they would delete the region instead of just one
>>character.  This is enabled by default in the current pretest, so
>>building and using the pretest is a way to test it.

> It would be great to have some elisp I could evaluate to test this
> change before I vote in a poll about it.

Actually, if you use cua-mode, DEL and BS have always behaved like this!
Maybe this fact should be mentioned in the poll, so users of cua-mode
are not confused when trying to determine what's changed (since nothing

I guess cua-mode need some testing under 24.1 in this respect
(in particular, cua-mode saves the deleted text in register "0",
which I strongly prefer to messing with the kill-ring).

Kim F. Storm  http://www.cua.dk

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