Clipboard sometimes removes linefeeds
Harold L Hunt II
Sun Feb 22 13:36:00 GMT 2004
Ãyvind Harboe wrote:
> Two more items:
> - If I disable the clipboard (remove -clipboard from when launching XWin),
> line feeds are still removed when I paste into Emacs.
> This goes for Emacs.exe under CygWin and "ssh -X emacs" to my Linux box.
> - The function call below that I referred to in my previous post was in
> winclipboardxevents.c ca. line 540
As you point out, it isn't a problem specific to Cygwin. The problem
occurs when copying in a remote Evolution and pasting in a remote Emacs,
even when not using -clipboard. The real problem here is that Evolution
sometimes sends line feeds and sometimes strips them out. I am sure
that they did this for a reason (such as to allow programs that
auto-flow line wrappings to do just that), but they went a little too
far in not replacing line breaks with spaces and/or forgetting to leave
in a least one line break when there are more than one in a row (such as
between paragraphs). This is a problem that you should mention to the
Evolution folks. Don't even mention Cygwin when you report the problem,
since you are actually running it on the remote non-Cygwin system.
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