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Re: `*' interactive spec in some text-killing functions

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: `*' interactive spec in some text-killing functions
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 18:22:31 +0200
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"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 6/27/07, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The purpose of not having `*' presumably is to have them affect the
>> kill-ring.  In order to provide similar behavior upon multiple kills
>> as in a non-readonly-buffer, it appears reasonable to move across the
>> (non-happening) kill.
> I'm not sure I understand. Do you mean that people routinely does kill
> operations on a read-only buffer in order to copy text to the kill
> ring?

Please read the history.  This feature has been added 15 years ago.

>> Uh what?  Switching to overwrite-mode/binary-overwrite-mode does not
>> change the buffer, does it?
> No. But it seems like an error to *interactively* change to
> overwrite-mode in a read-only buffer, doesn't it?

Would you also forbid enabling auto-fill-mode or abbrev-mode in a
read-only buffer?


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