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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 02:08:20 -0400

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  > > How come it wasn't distinguished between the concept of a region being
  > > active and the visual aid of marking a region?

  > Separating these two concepts could be useful, but Emacs would then
  > need some other way of showing the user that a region is active, like
  > a mode line indicator.

We could have another minor mode to control whether Backspace deletes
an active region.  That would solve the problem for me.  We would still
have the issue of what the default should be.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
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