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Re: Yanking wrong text

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Yanking wrong text
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 23:04:11 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> IIUC the current code tries to handle the following situation:
> - select text "toto" with the mouse to "cut" or "copy" it.
> - select text "titi" with the mouse.
> - hit C-y to replace "titi" with "toto".
> What really happens instead is that "titi" gets replaced with "titi" because
> the selection of "titi" with the mouse did an implicit M-w.
> But in Juri's case he did not select with the mouse, so "titi" wasn't added
> to the kill-ring.  Instead in his case "titi" and "toto" are actually the
> same string.
>> I wonder if we can tune it to detect that common case
>> while not triggering in your case.
> I think the key is to check not just whether the two strings are equal, but
> also whether the head of the kill-ring really comes from the currently
> active region.  E.g. check that last-command is one that uses
> copy-region-as-kill.

Should we care only for situation of selecting and yanking with the mouse?
In this case we could check last-command-event for mouse keys.

Juri Linkov

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