[Openmcl-devel] Hemlock clipboard bug
R. Matthew Emerson
rme at clozure.com
Mon May 18 22:21:09 UTC 2009
On May 18, 2009, at 5:38 PM, Ron Garret wrote:
> Along those lines, I have found a reliable way to reproduce the
> clipboard corruption problem:
> 1. Open a listener.
> 2. Type "12345", select and copy it
> 3. Paste. This should work.
> 4. Hit delete three times. You should have deleted "345". Fewer
> deletes don't seem to produce the problem.
> 5. Paste. This should still work, i.e. you should have pasted
> "12345" again. Your command line should now read "123451212345"
> 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5. On my machine, the contents of the
> clipboard are now "5345" instead of "12345".
> I'd love to know if other people are able to reproduce this.
I see the same thing; clearly a bug. I'm taking a look at it now.
If Hemlock sees more than Character Deletion Threshold (default 5)
characters get killed consecutively, it saves them on the kill ring.
The act of pasting a string from the Mac OS clipboard doesn't appear
to do anything about resetting this notion, so after you press delete
5 times, Hemlock saves the characters onto the kill ring, and hence,
onto the clipboard.
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