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bug#23478: 25.0.93; Mouse region selection asymmetry


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#23478: 25.0.93; Mouse region selection asymmetry
Date: Sun, 08 May 2016 21:54:17 +0300

> From: Stephen Berman <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 08 May 2016 20:31:04 +0200
> 
> > I don't think calling 'recenter' is TRT.  First, the fact that you see
> > the display recentering after item 3 in your recipe is only the
> > default behavior; if you set scroll-conservatively to 101 before
> > repeating your recipe, you will see that Emacs instead scrolls the
> > display just one line, i.e. the minimum amount required to bring point
> > back into view.  Users that set scroll-conservatively like that will
> > lynch us if we recenter display in this situation.
> 
> Good point, I think I had that vaguely in mind when I expressed my
> doubts about `recenter', but couldn't remember just what needed to be
> taken account of.  I did try an alternative to `recenter', using
> `goto-char' instead, which changes point and hence induces recentering
> by redisplay, but it also loses the region highlighting.  I tried (with
> several variants involving redisplay-highlight-region-function and
> redisplay--update-region-highlight) but failed to figure out how to keep
> the highlighting, but if that's a better way to handle this, maybe
> someone more familiar with the region highlighting code will be able to
> do that.
> 
> > Bottom line, I don't think we should behave like that by default.  I
> > think this could be an optional feature, but it must obey
> > scroll-conservatively (and maybe also other related variables).
> 
> Definitely.  Thanks for the feedback.

How about momentarily exchanging mark and point, then calling sit-for
for some small time interval, then exchanging back?  Shouldn't this do
what you want, or at least come close?





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