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

From: Brian Zwahr
Subject: Re: [bug-ed] Cut buffer does not persist between files
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 08:27:59 -0600
User-agent: Cyrus-JMAP/3.1.7-612-g13027cc-fmstable-20191203v1

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, at 11:11 AM, Antonio Diaz Diaz wrote:
> 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
> > `x`.
> 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,
> Antonio.

Thanks for that explanation, Antonio! it's unfortunate, but I better understand 

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