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Re: Allowing point to be outside the window?

From: Po Lu
Subject: Re: Allowing point to be outside the window?
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 08:34:49 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Alan Mackenzie <acm@muc.de> writes:

> Why would anybody want this?  Why do you want this?  This isn't a
> rhetorical question.  Because other programs do it isn't a satisfactory
> reason.

> I detest this behaviour, and that Emacs doesn't (currently) do it is a
> large part of the reason why I use Emacs.  With these other programs I
> experience a constant background stress, that the careless or accidental
> depression of a key causes BANG!!! and the text I was reading
> disappears for ever, being overwritten by the text around point.

> Also, as Eli has asked, how would you bring point back into the
> currently displayed window position?  Please assume the user doesn't
> have a mouse, or dislikes using it.  It would also be good to have some
> means of setting the mark there.

The feature will be optional, of course.  And it will certainly be
disabled by default, because I don't want it either.

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