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

From: Jan Djärv
Subject: bug#6774: Cut and paste with C-w/mouse-2 not working?
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 19:59:39 +0200
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Stefan Monnier skrev 2010-08-10 17.54:
I think it should and so does the applications that claim to
conform. Pressing Shift-Left Arrow starts a selection in those
X applications, and that sets PRIMARY.  C-SPC C-f is Emacs way of doing
shift-selection as I see it.

We don't have to treat shift-selection in the same way that we treat
C-SPC C-f.

No, but wouldn't that be confusing? Why not treat selection the same regardless of how it was made? Is it for backwards compability?

But emacs 23.1 at least does not do this for shift-selection.  That is
unlike the other X apps.  Why not take ownership of PRIMARY in this case?
It is not as it is a performance issue.  You don't have to copy the text
until someone asks for it.

C-SPC may be used for other purposes (e.g. C-SPC C-SPC)

In that case the selection would be empty, one should not take ownership of PRIMARY in that case.

        Jan D.

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