Commit 00e84de0 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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lispref/markers.texi small addition

* doc/lispref/markers.texi (The Region):
Briefly mention use-empty-active-region and region-active-p.
parent 78e8b10a
2012-03-07 Glenn Morris <>
* markers.texi (The Region):
Briefly mention use-empty-active-region and region-active-p.
2012-03-07 Chong Yidong <>
* text.texi (Buffer Contents): Don't duplicate explanation of
......@@ -58,8 +58,6 @@ with @code{insert-before-markers} (@pxref{Insertion}).
relocate them if necessary. This slows processing in a buffer with a
large number of markers. For this reason, it is a good idea to make a
marker point nowhere if you are sure you don't need it any more.
Unreferenced markers are garbage collected eventually, but until then
will continue to use time if they do point somewhere.
@cindex markers as numbers
Because it is common to perform arithmetic operations on a marker
......@@ -636,6 +634,9 @@ more marks than this are pushed onto the @code{mark-ring},
@code{push-mark} discards an old mark when it adds a new one.
@end defopt
@c There is also global-mark-ring-max, but this chapter explicitly
@c does not talk about the global mark.
@node The Region
@section The Region
@cindex region (between point and mark)
......@@ -673,4 +674,12 @@ This function returns @code{t} if Transient Mark mode is enabled, the
mark is active, and there is a valid region in the buffer. This
function is intended to be used by commands that operate on the
region, instead of on text near point, when the mark is active.
A region is valid if it has a non-zero size, or if the user option
@code{use-empty-active-region} is non-@code{nil} (by default, it is
@code{nil}). The function @code{region-active-p} is similar to
@code{use-region-p}, but considers all regions as valid. In most
cases, you should not use @code{region-active-p}, since if the region
is empty it is often more appropriate to operate on point.
@end defun
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