Re: Feature request: rectangle selection a la Word
- --- In email@example.com, Salman Khilji <salmankhilji@y...>
> --- Thomas Hundt <thundt@s...> wrote:No need to go from top left to bottom right.
> > Yes I know this. I want to do it with the mouse,
> > with the selection
> > area displayed in real-time. Thanks.
> > -Th
> I would like to add more to this. There is
> unfortunately a flaw in ME's approach to rectangular
> selection. Consider the following buffer:
> 1) FooFooFoo FooFooFoo
> 2) BarBarBarBarBar BarBar
> 3) YesYes
> Notice carefully the third line. Before you do
> anything else, imagine that someone has run the
> command "clean-buffer" on the entire buffer.
> Now how do you select "column one" in the example
> above? You first click just to the right of 1) in
> line 1 above to mark selection. Then you want to move
> the cursor just to the right of the "r" but on the
> third line. It turns out that you cannot move your
> cursor because evertying after the last "Yes" on the
> third line is blank. You must first put the cursor
> after the "s" and hit the space bar 9 times before you
> can put your cursor there.
Select from top right to bottom left and you're done.