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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: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 10:51:03 +0200
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2010-08-16 10:16, Kenichi Handa skrev:
In article<address@hidden>, Stefan Monnier<address@hidden>  writes:

And, first of all, from a user point of view, as these two
highlights a region exactly the same way (with the default
setting),
   (1) S-C-n
   (2) C-@ C-n
it's very confusing that they behave differently as to
selection.

I haven't seen any report indicating that users really get confused
by that.

As I don't like transient-mark-mode (both the default one
and the temporary one), I have not used it.  But, for the
discussion of this thread, I tried it and found the current
behaviour is confusing.

But I'm not opposed to eliminating this confusion.  I just
really don't want to see it implemented in set_point_both, and I'm not
excited to seeing it in command_loop_1 either.

How about this?

We own the primary selection when mark is activated by C-@
in transient-mark-mode or C-@ C-@ not in
transient-mark-mode, and record somehow that selection is
owned that way (i.e. selection contents is a text in the
region).  At that time the contents is null, but I think
it's not the problem.  We do nothing special for all point
moving commands (except for highlighting the region).  When
Emacs receives selection request, it returns the text in the
region if the selection is still owned as the above way.  We
disown the selection when mark is deactivated.


I though we where moving away from special cases? Anyway, empty selection do matter. Consider this case:

I select a lot of code in another application.
I go to Emacs and set mark, then paste the code with mouse-2 and then M-x indent-region.

With your scheme, mouse-2 would fail to paste, which would be a nasty surprise.

        Jan D.







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