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Re: Why is C-d not bound to `delete-forward-char'?

From: Karl Fogel
Subject: Re: Why is C-d not bound to `delete-forward-char'?
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:06:01 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>> Does anyone know why C-d is bound to `delete-char' instead of
>> 'delete-forward-char'?
>Yes: because when delete-active-region was enabled by default, we
>decided that C-d shouldn't delete the active region, so as to reduce the
>pain of adaptation for old-timers.

Thank you.

Would you like me to document that in the doc string for C-d, or would it be 
too distracting there?

(I think the doc string is a bit confusing in its current form, but maybe 
that's the lesser price here; not sure.)


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