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Re: users and selection changes

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: users and selection changes
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 15:08:58 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> The _problem_ with setting x-select-enable-primary is that now all
> _Emacs_ selections end up in the kill ring too, which is almost
> certainly Not What You Want.

Hmm... that's not quite what you meant, right?
In order for such a selection to end up on the kill-ring, you need to
not only select the text but also you need to then use C-y to pull the
PRIMARY selection into the kill-ring: just selecting the text (and
pasting it in some other application, for example) won't put it on the
kill-ring, AFAICT.

In my opinion, it's OK if the PRIMARY inserted by C-y also gets into the
kill-ring, even when that PRIMARY comes from ourselves: the real
problem is not the kill-ring but the C-y which should ignore PRIMARY
when it's ours.


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