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bug#33383: 26; `count-words-region'


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#33383: 26; `count-words-region'
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 14:42:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> Please consider a minor enhancement: Change the message from this:
>
> (count-words--message "Region" start end) to this:
>
> (count-words--message
>   (if (use-region-p) "Active region" "Inactive region")
>   start
>   end)
>
> It's not so obvious that the report is for the region even when
> inactive, and many Emacs users will nowadays think of the region only as
> the active region.  So if the region is inactive and they see a non-zero
> number they might wonder (and need to consult the doc string to
> understand).

I think this command is the wrong place to teach people about what a
region is, and how it pertains to the "active region mode" (which I
think uses unfortunate terminology, but that's a different matter).

So I'm closing this bug report.

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