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Re: Question about copy-region-as-kill

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Question about copy-region-as-kill
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 13:49:57 -0600 (MDT)

    It might use an image property to show an icon _instead_ of a MIME 
    Now, if you copy the message to another buffer, do you want to still _see_
    the icon instead of the MIME attachment, or do you want to see the "raw" 

I don't know.

    I guess, it again depends on what the target buffer is.  If you are 
    a new message, it would make sense to just see the icon for the attachment,
    but for other purposes, that may not be what you want...

Can you try to think further about this question?  Which kinds of
buffers would you want that icon to appear in?  Would it really work
to copy the attachment verbatim into an outgoing message?  Actually I
think not; it would require some other modification to turn into a
valid outgoing MIME attachment.

Perhaps these properties should never be copied into any other buffer.

    >     But what about (also) having a user command:
    >       yank-without-properties
    > I dislike it very much.  It is far better to have a convenient
    > way to clear out text properties from the region.

    I dislike it too, but at least it gives the user the final word!

The convenient way to clear out text properties also does that.

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