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Re: delete-selection-mode as default

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: delete-selection-mode as default
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2018 02:08:21 -0400

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  > I think you take it for granted that the non-delete-selection-mode
  > behavior of Emacs is fundamentally superior.

"Fundamentally" is not what I'm talking about.

delete-selection-mode is designed for the interface scheme where you
select a region with the mouse.  That's where we copied it from.
In that interface scheme, delete-selection-mode fits.

The traditional Emacs interface is that you edit with the
keyboard.  What fits that interface is that Backspace deletes
one character.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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