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Electric backspace - hungry delete

Electric backspace - hungry delete

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Hello,
I'm writing an emacs major mode, and want to implement a hungry-delete feature, much like the one c++-mode has. I've written the handler function, which tells if the previous character is a space/tab or a real character, and acts accordingly.

However...
I'm having problems with deleting a marked region. I'm using pc-selection-mode, and want the function to give priority to deleting a region if one has been marked, before doing a hungry or 1-character deletion.

I've tried teaching it to go to the start of the region and delete it, which actually worked, but then any following backspace when a region wasnt marked acted strangely - as if the region is still marked.

It seems my problem is with telling whether or not the region is active. Unless of course I don't understand my problem - in which case I'd also be glad to be enlightened.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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