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RE: Another Emacs incompatibilty

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Another Emacs incompatibilty
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 09:52:09 -0700 (PDT)

> > 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.

I understand your point of view better now,
since you've said that you also turn off

The two are related, IMO.  They're not
coupled, but there is some user-level relation
between them.

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