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bug#6774: Cut and paste with C-w/mouse-2 not working?

From: David De La Harpe Golden
Subject: bug#6774: Cut and paste with C-w/mouse-2 not working?
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 23:26:42 +0100
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...Oh, guess I went round in a big circle...
> maybe it should be copying and "holding" as a string the selection before a command runs
> ...
> OTOH, that sounds more complex, and such cases don't seem to arise much (or at all) in practice - at least I haven't noticed them.

... d'oh!

I'm certainly becoming concerned these contortions to preserve some laziness may be worse than just accepting a requirement to update a string selection where necessary and its overhead.

Humph ...do we have copy-on-write buffers...

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