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Re: Another Emacs incompatibilty

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Another Emacs incompatibilty
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 09:45:44 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <> writes:

>> Almost by coincidence, I just discovered `delete-selection-mode', which
>> does the same thing. I also don't understand the utility of this, but
>> apparently it's useful enough to have been implemented twice! Neither
>> should be active by default, though.
> Some of us think that `delete-selection-mode'
> should be enabled by default - and that this
> is long overdue.
> FYI, a similar debate took place for
> `transient-mark-mode'.  It took _decades_ to
> finally get that turned on by default.
> Maybe you can't imagine t-m-mode being off by
> default.  Try it.  ;-)  There are some good
> arguments for that behavior, as there are
> against it.

I was mostly posting to point out possible clues to OP's problem, not to
disparage `d-s-m', et al! I can see why people might want it, especially
if they're also using a lot of other software. Personally I feel that it
obscures an "Emacs approach" to editing that, when fully embraced, is
much more powerful (I also disable `transient-mark-mode'), but I would
have no interest in making that decision for other people, one way or
the other.

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