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Re: delete-selection-mode as default

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: delete-selection-mode as default
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2018 11:02:54 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Fine, then we agree.  The above issue is not relevant to what I
> perceive as the main problem here: how to give us a way to allow
> turning on delete-selection-mode without alienating users who have no
> use for it and very much dislike its effects, in particular when those
> effects are unintended.

AFAIK d-s-m has currently only 2 effects:
- delete the selection before self-insert-command
- same before yank

In both cases, if that's not what the user intended, an important
question is: why was the region active before those commands?


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