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Re: delete-selection-mode as default

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: delete-selection-mode as default
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2018 10:22:55 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

FWIW, while I personally don't use delete-selection-mode, I wouldn't
object to enabling it by default (I'd probably disable it in my .emacs,
but I'd first try to keep it enabled to see if I can change my habits).

But before that I'd appreciate if we could improve its implementation so
it doesn't rely on pre-command-hook.


Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Robert Pluim <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2018 15:28:31 +0200
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> > I prefer to think of it as a very convenient feature.  For example, as
>> > I typed this email, I first wrote "as I composed" instead of "as I
>> > typed", pressed Control+Shift+Left Arrow, and pressed "typed".
>> > Similarly, I had first written "I call it" instead of "I prefer to
>> > think of it", and the way I changed one into the other was to select
>> > "call it" and type "prefer to think of it as".
>> Neither of those require 'replace selected' behaviour, since you could
>> easily use M-DEL instead.
> In Emacs, yes.  Let's not assume everybody here uses only Emacs for
> each and every editing job.
> So I'm with Clément on this one.

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