Within a macro you often want to start some process from the insertion point and afterwards get back there. You could do this with the bookmark function, like
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Bookmark as "myStart" ... actual macro Select bookmark "myStart" Remove Bookmark
1) if the starting point is just the insertion point rather than an actual selection
2) starting with an non-contiguous selection
3) if the selection is within a text that is already bookmarked. (In spite of giving a clear unambiguous instruction which bookmark you want to delete, you are asked by the program which one it should be: the inner or the outer. I think this is less than perfect.
As to 1) I don't get the Nisus point of view either. What is so difficult to make a selection zero characters wide.
And as to 2) If non-contiguous selections cannot be handled why not consider the first chunk only in this case.
I tried to handle these problems with the new additions to beta 2, (selection insertion and selection length) and it works, but this is unexpectedly slower than with bookmarks.
A last point on the same subject: I think it would be extremely helpful if giving a new bookmark the name of an old bookmark would replace the old by the new. Lets say I work in a long document and I arrive at a point which I bookmark as "I_am_here_now", then a macro doing this could be applied along with the progress of the work.