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Re: delete-selection-mode as default

From: hw
Subject: Re: delete-selection-mode as default
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 09:52:16 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

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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.

I think the whole concept of regions could use an overhaul.

The next mode after the one saving backspace from deleting regions might
make it so that delete deletes regions because it should work in
consistency with backspace when the backspace mode is not enabled.

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