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Re: Question about copy-region-as-kill

From: Karl Eichwalder
Subject: Re: Question about copy-region-as-kill
Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2002 12:29:27 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.2.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

John Wiegley <address@hidden> writes:

>>> In the majority of cases, I think property copying is the wrong
>>> thing to do.
>> FWIW, my impression is exactly the opposite.
> Well, I can't say much except that I've been bitten by copying them,
> but haven't noticed the value of the flipside much.

The same counts for me.  Copying properties is annoying.  Only hackers
think regular users would like such a behavior.

> Anyway, Emacs is all about flexibility, and not requiring a particular
> modus just because "it's always done that".  How about that
> buffer-local variable?

That's the minimum (IMO).  Additionally I like to see a global toggle
to disable copying properties if not explicitly required by the user.

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