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Re: Replacing huge hidden selection when pasting text


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Replacing huge hidden selection when pasting text
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:41:04 +0200

> Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:35:40 +0100
> From: "Alexandre Oberlin" <address@hidden>
> 
> To get an invisible region while transient-mark-mode is OFF (that is
> "(transient-mark-mode -1)" in .emacs):
> 1. Open a file
> 2. Type CTRL+SPACE ONCE
> 3. Move the cursor with an arrow key
> 4. Type CTRL+W
> The invisible region gets killed, whatever the value of  
> delete-selection-mode.
> 
> To get an invisible region while transient-mark-mode is ON (that is
> "(transient-mark-mode +1)" in .emacs):
> 1. Open a file
> 2. Type CTRL+SPACE TWICE
> 3. Move the cursor with an arrow key
> 4. Type CTRL+W
> The invisible region gets killed, whatever the value of  
> delete-selection-mode.

The above is the intended behavior, it has nothing to do with
delete-selection-mode.

> As already repeated, the behavior with pasting is NOT consistent. There  
> seems to be one state where it overwrites, and another state where it  
> doesn’t, while in both states transient-mark-mode is OFF and  
> delete-selection-mode is ON. I am not aware of any way to reliably change  
>  from one state to the other.

A recipe, please.  If you think it's a bug, of course.



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