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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: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:41:01 +0100
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On Thu, 14 Jan 2016 20:37:40 +0100, Stefan Monnier <> wrote:

It might not conform to the "philosophy" behind transient-mark-mode, but in
GNU Emacs 24.5.1 kill-region DOES CONSISTENTLY kill an invisible
(unactivated) region, also when transient-mark-mode is enabled, and even if
delete-selection-mode is off.

This part is normal.  And under the control of `mark-even-if-inactive'.
Sure. I initially made this remark as a simple precision to the following:
On Sun, 03 Jan 2016 06:08:59 +0100, Random832 <> wrote:
C) IMO delete-selection-mode should never cause text in a non-active
region to be deleted.
The effectiveness of CTRL+W within transient-mark-mode is logical when one remembers that 2 CTRL+SPACE in a row actually disable temporarily transient-mark-mode. BTW I did not notice any difference when changing `mark-even-if-inactive'.


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