bug with clipboard

Subject: bug with clipboard
From: Rui Miguel Seabra (rms@multicert.com)
Date: Wed Nov 21 2001 - 20:52:54 CST

DEBUG: Clipboard: explicit clear [CLIPBOARD 0][PRIMARY 1]
DEBUG: Clipboard: SELCLR: [property PRIMARY]

I select text, it copies.
I paste, it pastes.
However, it also clears the clipboard, since it lost the selection.

This is bad:

If we support unix style copy and paste, we cannot clear the clipboard
just because the selection is gone.
It is counter intuitive, specially in the unix environment. I do not
know how this behaves in platforms where that behaviour is not standard
(but imho we should always support the unix way when feasible since it's
more user friendly to select (autocopy) and paste than select, copy, and
finally paste).

Hugs, rms

+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Ghandi
+ So let's do it...?

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