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Re: Emacs learning curve

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs learning curve
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 10:25:54 +0300

> From: Chong Yidong <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010 18:49:03 -0400
> Cc: Juri Linkov <address@hidden>, Sebastian Rose <address@hidden>,
>       address@hidden, Tom <address@hidden>,
>       Miles Bader <address@hidden>
> To summarize:
>   C-w and M-w should copy to the clipboard and set the primary
>     in addition to updating the kill-ring.
>   shift-selection and mouse-dragging should set/update the primary,
>     leaving the clipboard and the kill-ring alone.
>   mouse-2 should yank the primary.

What about the region highlighted by typing C-SPC twice and then
moving cursor -- will it go to the primary as well?

> The main downside, IIRC, is that some users may not want C-w in Emacs to
> clobber the clipboard.  I can understand how this may be a concern,
> since the Emacs kill-ring is much more flexible than the clipboard.  But
> this seems to be something for advanced users to worry about; for the
> default, we ought to stick close to X11 "standards").

Perhaps make a simple minor mode for those users who don't want C-w
etc. to clobber the clipboard.

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