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Re: `insert' deactivates active region
>> I'll write a report my investigation about this bug.
> Is it really a bug? The docstring for the deactivate-mark
> variable says:
> If an editing command sets this to t, deactivate the mark afterward.
> The command loop sets this to nil before each command,
> and tests the value when the command returns.
> Buffer modification stores t in this variable.
I do think it is a bug. The problem is that deactivate-mark is global
whereas mark-active (which is deactivated through the deactivate-mark
variable) is buffer-local.
If you grep fo deactivate-mark in the elisp and C code you'll see that there
are several places where we need to workaround the mismatch. The most
recent one I remember happens when leaving the minibuffer, where the
minibuffer has been modified and it caused the other buffer's mark to