I found this issue already reported in 2009: http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~priestdo/emacspeak/2009/msg00000.htmlIt is very difficult for me to live without transient mark mode. This patch seems to fix the problem.
Before this patch some commands (for example dtk-speak) caused deactivation of the mark. Even right after setting the mark with C-SPC and checking by evaluation of mark-active, the result was nil. Now I see transient-mark-mode works in simple cases. If one finds a case where it still has problems, please report.
Index: lisp/dtk-speak.el =================================================================== --- lisp/dtk-speak.el (revision 8421) +++ lisp/dtk-speak.el (working copy) @@ -1833,6 +1833,7 @@ (setq text (substring text 0 ctrl-m )) (emacspeak-auditory-icon 'ellipses)))) (let ((inhibit-point-motion-hooks t) + (deactivate-mark nil) (invisibility-spec buffer-invisibility-spec) (syntax-table (syntax-table )) (inherit-speaker-process dtk-speaker-process) Index: lisp/emacspeak-speak.el =================================================================== --- lisp/emacspeak-speak.el (revision 8421) +++ lisp/emacspeak-speak.el (working copy) @@ -177,6 +177,7 @@ (inhibit-modification-hooks nil) (save-inhibit-point-motion-hooks inhibit-point-motion-hooks) (inhibit-point-motion-hooks t) + (deactivate-mark nil) (modification-flag (buffer-modified-p))) (unwind-protect (progn
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