bug#38013: [PATCH] Rectangular region selection with mouse

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bug#38013: [PATCH] Rectangular region selection with mouse

Eli Zaretskii
> Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:32:49 -0800 (PST)
> From: Drew Adams <[hidden email]>
> Cc: [hidden email], [hidden email], [hidden email]
>
> > I suggested a minor mode as a way to allow us using the same binding
> > as used for another command by default.  I did NOT suggest to have a
> > minor mode _instead_ of a binding.
>
> I was (and I thought you were) suggesting putting the
> key binding in a minor-mode keymap.  Users can turn
> on the (global) mode and get that binding - and leave
> the mode on forever, if they like.
>
> So no, I too did not suggest having a minor mode
> _instead_ of a key binding.  I had in mind a minor
> mode that has its own key bindings.

Again, I suggested that only as a way to allow using a mouse gesture
that is already taken today.  If we use another gesture, which isn't
taken today, I see no reason not to bind it by default.