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Re: Shift selection using interactive spec

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Shift selection using interactive spec
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 20:27:43 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.92 (gnu/linux)

Thomas Lord <address@hidden> writes:

> I just want to add that shift-marking is really important
> and that thinking about reducing it to a familiar state
> machine is valuable, if it can be done:
> This is one of the #1 user interface *obstacles*
> for new Emacs users who have experience in typical
> GUI apps.   If Emacs *can*, in a natural way, offer
> such users *exactly what they expect* then that is
> probably worth doing!

Yes.  If we implement shift-selection by default, it would provide
newbies with a default way to select text that comes with visual
highlighting.  I think it might not be necessary to change the default
for transient mark mode if we do this.

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