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Re: draft for DEL key poll

From: Stefan Reichör
Subject: Re: draft for DEL key poll
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:30:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:

> 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
> changed).
> 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).

When using cua rectangle mode (start with C-RET), DEL does not delete the 
It just deletes one character and disables the selection.
This is often annoying. Is this a bug or a design feature?

I consider it a bug.


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