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Re: Can't paste from files with .arc extension

Subject: Re: Can't paste from files with .arc extension
From: Brian Adkins
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 16:16:01 -0800 PST
Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help

On Mar 8, 3:31 pm, Eli Zaretskii <e...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > From: Brian Adkins <lojicdot...@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 07:27:32 -0800 (PST)
>
> > I thought that inclusion of the .arc extension in the auto-coding-
> > alist meant that emacs considered the file to be binary and thus would
> > not paste contents into another application. Are you saying that the
> > expected behavior is for emacs to paste anyway?
>
> Yes, I don't see any reason why printable characters from a binary
> file could not be pasted into another application.  Emacs has a way of
> dealing with characters that cannot be safely put into the X selection
> (it replaces them with `?'s or some such), if that's what you thought
> could prevent copy-paste.
>
> So I encourage you to report this as a bug.  Thanks.

I went ahead and filed the bug report as you suggested in case the
desired behavior is to paste from no-conversion files; however, in my
case, I think the proper thing to do is to remove .arc from the list
since in my case a .arc file is simply a file containing a dialect of
Lisp.

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