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Re: Another Emacs incompatibilty

From: Alan Davis
Subject: Re: Another Emacs incompatibilty
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2020 23:43:08 -0700

A mere  two minutes before reading this thread, while writing an email in
Gmail, I had maneuvered to select and replace a short piece of text by a
manipulation parallel with delete-selected-text (if I understand
correctly), though I had no idea about this existing in Emacs.  At this
time, like at other times when dealing with crippled input systems on
popular software, my thoughts turned to Emacs.   It occurred to me that
this was not a perfect solution, unless the deleted piece is stashed
somewhere for reuse.

A good example of an Emacs sequence that is more nimble than other software
I have encountered is swapping two adjacent characters, or words, a
procedure I use  often.  I confess I have not bothered to master transcient
mark mode, as opposed to not using it; but it seems to be so logical,
however, that that alternative seems completely illogical.

 Emacs gives better control over my typing.   The developers of the dreaded
GUI editors seem not to care about this.  The lack of delete-selection-mode
(d-s-m) has not been on my radar.  But I think in some cases it does
happen.  I have not decided whether to take advantage of this new feature.

 Perhaps more sophisticated manipulations can be implemented through a

Is it currently  possible, if d-s-m is active, to easily retrieve the
deleted/replaced item?

Alan Davis

On Sun, Aug 23, 2020 at 1:10 PM Emanuel Berg via Users list for the GNU
Emacs text editor <> wrote:

> Francis Belliveau:
> > Easy answer
> ...
> > Insert-Mark, word-right, Add-text-to-region,
> > copy-region. This is a very frequent sequence for
> > me what I am writing code along with
> > it documentation.
> OK, if you give me these in real functions instead
> I'll be happy to try it right now...
> > Sorry that I am late getting into
> > this conversation.
> Np, everything always in time. Please cite tho as
> I don't remember every single piece of wisdom I so
> generously distribute on this list...
> --
> underground experts united

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