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Re: Replacing huge hidden selection when pasting text

From: Alexandre Oberlin
Subject: Re: Replacing huge hidden selection when pasting text
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2016 13:40:18 -0800 (PST)
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Hello Pascal,

Thanks for your reply.

On Friday, December 25, 2015 at 2:19:10 AM UTC+1, Pascal J. Bourguignon wrote:
> Again, this is clearly explained by customizations you've done, not by
> the behavior of emacs which is perfectly safe.  You can test it
> yourself: 
I guess that by "the behavior of emacs" you mean "the behavior of emacs -q"


> But try to put yourself in the shoes of programmers who want to be able
> to modify their program to their taste and needs!  We need to have
> programming documentation of each function in that software to be able
> to use them in your modifications and additions!
Having an exhaustive documentation of each function is great. Inconsiderately 
overloading basic user functions not that much.

BTW aren't your 2 quoted sentences above a bit contradictory to each other?

There is absolutely nothing special in the configuration I currently use. I 
just had to disable transient-mode because highlighting almost the whole buffer 
during isearch as well as extending (and highlighting) the region without 
pressing SHIFT is not my cup of tea.

BTW I read this funny thing in the set-mark-command help:
> When Transient Mark Mode is off, immediately repeating this
> command activates `transient-mark-mode' temporarily.
That is actually the only recipe I found to avoid the fatal overwriting!

> In any case, you don't get a say about it: we're the programmers.


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