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kill-region defadvice

From: Joe
Subject: kill-region defadvice
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2008 20:47:50 -0700 (PDT)
User-agent: G2/1.0

Hey all,

I liked the tip in Steve Yegge's "Effective Emacs" of rebinding
backward-kill-word to C-w but I still wanted to use C-w for kill-
region.  Originally I did this by writing a new function that checked
if the mark was active. However, I think that using defadvice is a
better solution but I got stuck while trying to write it.  Here's my

(defadvice kill-region (around smart-kill activate)
  "If something is highlighted, then kill the region, otherwise
  (interactive (list (point) (mark)))
   (if mark-active
     (backward-kill-word 1)))

When I run the command it works normally if I have something
highlighted, but if I don't have anything highlighted, I get the usual
"The mark is not active now.".

How can I kill the region if the mark is active and backward-kill-word
if its not?

Thanks for the help,

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