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Re: CUA-theme?

From: Arthur Miller
Subject: Re: CUA-theme?
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:01:25 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:

> Daniele Nicolodi [2020-09-17 13:08:50] wrote:
>> On 16/09/2020 15:29, Stefan Monnier wrote:
>>> Would it make sense to define a new custom-theme (or minor-mode until
>>> custom-theme can handle that) which makes Emacs's behavior match the
>>> "standard" in most other applications?
>> If I understand correctly the recent discussions, one of the main goals
>> is to make Emacs more accessible to newcomers. In this respect, are we
>> sure that using the "theme" concept, associated (outside the Emacs
>> world) with customizing how applications looks, to configure the
>> application behavior is a good idea?
> I'm not interested in the user-facing part where we decide what name to
> show to the users (where we likely won't give it a name at all, instead
> we'll just have a button saying "follow non-Emacs standards").
> I'm talking about the underlying technique.

If it not interesting to expose to a user how the thing is implemented,
then you can as well have it as a mode and not introduce yet another
thing Emacs does differently.

> It's easy to take a theme and then add further changes on top of it
> (some of which may "undo" changes made by the theme) and it is supposed
> to work reliably.  Whereas enabling/disabling a minor mode which enables
> `delete-selection-mode` (for example) will often misbehave in corner
> cases when mixed in with enabling/disabling `delete-selection-mode`.
Then it sounds like a bug somewhere and should probably be fixed?

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