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