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Re: pasting many times

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: pasting many times
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 19:49:29 +0200
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Shanks N <address@hidden> writes:

> "rgb" <address@hidden> writes:
>> Drew Adams wrote:
>>> > FWIW, I happen to agree with Mathias. If I want an earlier
>>>     > kill, I use C-y M-y.
> [...]
>>>     And when we are at it.  I do not understand why M-y depends on C-y at
>>>     all, lets just take the second entry of kill-ring by default and third
>>>     and fourth and so on?
>> Here here.
> I'm curious to know why too.

I'd start M-y with the first entry of the kill-ring.  It would
probably make M-y more popular than C-y, but people might learn to
live with that.  It would probably also make sense to have C-y accept
a multiplier argument (probably more expected) while letting M-y
accept a stack pointer argument.

So if you were certain to need only the most recent kill, you'd use
C-y, and if you _might_ want a different kill, you'd use M-y.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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