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Re: [bug-ed] Cut buffer does not persist between files

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Re: [bug-ed] Cut buffer does not persist between files
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:11:30 +0100
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Brian Zwahr wrote:
I'm running into an issue that I'm not sure if it's a feature, a bug, or
just an oversight. If I open a file in ed, yank some text with `y`, then
open a new file for editing using `e`, I can't paste the yanked text with

This has been GNU ed's behavior since the yank buffer was introduced in version 0.2 (1994). The yank buffer is cleared before closing the old file and opening the new.

I agree that it may be useful to keep the yank buffer between files, but it would be a major change because the yank buffer is implemented as a linked list of pointers to lines in the file buffer.

Best regards,

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