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Re: yank also yanks keybindings when used on hidden text?

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: yank also yanks keybindings when used on hidden text?
Date: 20 Mar 2002 20:17:49 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

Colin e-mailed me back about what was going on.  It is probably OK
that I now post his e-mail here as the answer to my bug.

>>>>> "C" == Colin Walters <address@hidden> writes:

>> I cut an pasted some text from an ibuffer [2.6, Walters' package] into an
>> email i was about to send, and now my email seems to have some of
>> ibuffer's keys in effect.  Next time i won't ever cut and paste
>> directly from some buffer with those fancy keymaps, but insted pipe
>> the region I want thru cat, and use the output of that.

C> That's because ibuffer uses text properties to create specialized
C> keymaps in different areas of the buffer.  I suppose the right solution
C> is to use overlays, but this would require completely rewriting a great
C> deal of ibuffer's internals, and I'm not sure it would work in the end. 
C> Personally, I think the problem is that Emacs has a poor programmatic
C> interface to these things; XEmacs' `extents' look a lot better.  But
C> they're not in Emacs, so I can't use them.
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