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Re: draft for DEL key poll

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: draft for DEL key poll
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:34:42 -0400

    This description fails to explain the underlying logic behind the

It is not needed.  The purpose of the poll is to ask people like or
dislike, and why.  It isn't supposed to argue in favor of the feature.

    Anyone who argues that DEL ought not to delete a "normal" active region
    should provide a convincing explanation of why DEL should be treated
    differently from other Emacs commands that act on active regions.

DEL is a basic and frequent command, so it should make distinctions as
is convenient for users, including special cases when that's what's
convenient.  Uniformity is not the priority for commands such as this.

Dr Richard Stallman
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