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Re: On cut, copy, paste etc...

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: On cut, copy, paste etc...
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 18:26:36 +0300

> From: Sven Joachim <address@hidden>
> Cc: Angelo Graziosi <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 16:38:05 +0200
> On 2008-08-01 15:32 +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Perhaps it would be good to modify kill-region so that it behaves like
> > clipboard-kill-region when invoked from the menu bar.  Then we could
> > remove clipboard-kill-region from the binding, and the menu will show
> > what you want.
> How do you mean that?  If the menu item shows the C-w shortcut for
> kill-region but does not do the same as C-w, that would be no less
> confusing.

Did you look at the code of clipboard-kill-region?  It does little
besides calling kill-region.

> And as nearly every other modern application uses the clipboard for
> copy'n paste keyboard shortcuts, Emacs not doing this by default will
> irritate novice users anyway.

Sorry, I'm not following: what is it that Emacs doesn't do by default,
or won't be doing under my suggestion?

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