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bug#9810: cw in viper mode clobbers clipboard

From: Bob Nnamtrop
Subject: bug#9810: cw in viper mode clobbers clipboard
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 11:09:58 -0600

On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 10:58 AM, Lennart Borgman
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 18:48, Bob Nnamtrop <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The point I make is that 'cw'
>> should not alter any of the selections (primary, clipboard, etc).
> Doing just 'cw' in viper actually deletes the word in the buffer so
> putting it on the clipboard is the expected behavior.

Well, I do not know if that is true or not from a technical
standpoint. But from the user perspective the word is not deleted
until you type some new text or hit <esc>. Right after typing cw the
word is still displayed and it is hi-lighted. So I would not say it is
deleted. There is no advantage to the user to clobber the selection
that that point, since they may want to use what was previously in

I just tried what I originally describe in a terminal window (ie
starting from emacs -Q -nw) and it works as I expect. The previously
selected selection is pasted in to the hi-lighted word after typing
cw. Just like it all previous versions of emacs (terminal or not).


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