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RE: Another keybinding nit for afterwards

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Another keybinding nit for afterwards
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 11:39:03 -0700

        C-y only yanks the top of the kill stack, nothing else.  A prefix
        argument will just get used as a multiplicator, like with

    I don't want to make an incompatible change like this without taking a

For the poll, I agree with such a change. I also agree that M-y should start
with the 2nd, not the top, kill-ring item.

For the discussion, someone else I think suggested on help-gnu-emacs that a
positive prefix arg to C-y could multiply pastes (like the above proposal)
and a negative prefix arg could continue to pull items from deeper in the
kill-ring. I prefer the simple proposal made above.

I would be curious to know, however, if there was a particular reason for
the current treatment of the C-y prefix arg - what was the rationale? Was it
perhaps done before M-y did what it does?

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