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Re: Rectangular regions

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Rectangular regions
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:20:25 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:09:26 -0400
> Cc: Leo Liu <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> >> Maybe steal M-SPC from just-one-space since it is similar to C-SPC and
> >> works well in gui and tty. We could fold just-one-space into
> >> delete-horizontal-space somehow.
> I do agree that M-SPC would be "natural".  Also there's a lot of overlap
> between M-^, M-\ and M-SPC, so we could try and rely on that to make the
> hijacking of M-SPC more bearable (I actually dislike all of M-SPC, M-\,
> and M-^, and instead use a command that does "the reverse of M-j",
> removing all whitespace and newlines, except for between 0 and
> 2 depending on the surrounding chars, e.g. 0 between two closing
> parens, but two between a "." and an capital letter).
> C-x r C-SPC is also very natural, tho it also suffers from being already
> taken.  Its advantage is that the existing command is already available
> under C-x r SPC, so it's not that much of a loss for users.
> The disadvantage is that it's a rather long-winded key-sequence.

Why is everybody ignoring the "C-x SPC" suggestion?

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