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Re: draft for DEL key poll

From: Andrew W. Nosenko
Subject: Re: draft for DEL key poll
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 02:17:46 +0300

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 20:56, chad <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sep 29, 2011, at 3:49 AM, Richard Stallman wrote:
>>    If ou want to act on a single character, why did you activate the region?
>> Perhaps because you wanted to go to the other side of it with C-x C-x,
>> is the usual reason in my case.
>> Another reason is, you want to do something to the region, so you mark
>> it, but then you decide to first insert some text at the end of it.
> So, only in situations where you explicitly don't want to activate the region?
> Does it often happen that you change your mind about activating the
> region? The C-x C-x case happens to me also, but rarely, and I find that
> `C-x C-x C-x C-x' is comfortable enough in those cases.

How repeating C-x C-x helps you to deactivate region (and thus help it
to survive after DEL)?  In my case it still to be activated regardless
on the amount of "C-x C-x" repeatings.

About "rarely": do you understand that now, with current defaults, it
is only one way to safe using DEL in the macro -- explicitly mark the
intended to be deleted character by region and only then delete it?
Otherwise there my occur already activated region and you will delete
not the single character but the whole half of buffer.  Just by
occasion and the Murphy Law.

Andrew W. Nosenko <address@hidden>

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