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Re: Another Emacs incompatibilty

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Another Emacs incompatibilty
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 10:50:29 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <> writes:

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

Yeah I see that -- I turned `d-s-m' on to try it, without disabling
`t-m-m', and had one of those "halp I broke my Emacs" moments.

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