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bug#11592: Fwd: bug#11592: [PATCH] prevent accidental pastes in ERC

From: Eric Hanchrow
Subject: bug#11592: Fwd: bug#11592: [PATCH] prevent accidental pastes in ERC
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 15:04:48 -0700

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From: Eric Hanchrow <address@hidden>
Date: Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 7:00 AM
Subject: Re: bug#11592: [PATCH] prevent accidental pastes in ERC
To: Chong Yidong <address@hidden>

On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 12:39 AM, Chong Yidong <address@hidden> wrote:
> Does this patch disable all pasting of multi-line text?

By default, it has no effect.  But when you enable it by setting the
variable erc-accidental-paste-threshold-seconds to a numeric value, it
indeed prevents pasting of multi-line text.

> That might be
> annoying, since people might want to do that sometimes.

If people ignore the variable, everything will work as it always has.
Only by deliberately setting this variable will people see a change in
Emacs' behavior.

> If the problem
> is pasting a lot of text, maybe the better approach is to set up a
> maximum amount of text that can be yanked into an erc buffer.

It's not yanking we're talking about; it's "pasting".  Pasting is
relevant only when emacs is in console mode (I should probably have
said something about that in the patch).  When I say "pasting", I mean
selecting some text in another application, then focusing _your
console program in which Emacs is running_, and then pressing the
middle mouse button (or shift+insert, or whatever).  From emacs' point
of view, "pasting" is indistinguishable from ordinary, albeit rapid,
typing.  That is why my patch is based on the time between calls to
erc-send-current-line: I can't think of any other way to distinguish
an accidental paste from ordinary typing.

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