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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: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 06:07:25 -0800 PST
Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help

On Mar 7, 9:00 am, Brian Adkins <lojicdot...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This seems like a strange problem to me. For some reason, I can't
> select portions of a file with the mouse and paste it in another
> window, if the file in question has a .arc extension.
>
> I've been experimenting with Paul Graham's Arc language which as .arc
> extensions. I originally thought it might have something to do with
> the arc-mode.el major mode file I've been using for Arc code, but I've
> turned that off, so the files are loaded in Fundamental mode.
>
> I also thought it could be a file encoding issue, but if I copy the
> file to a file with a different extension (.scm for example), I can
> open the file and copy/paste with the mouse just fine. If I then copy
> the file to a different file with a .arc extension, copy/paste is
> broken again.
>
> I can copy/paste within emacs fine, I just can't paste into another
> application.
>
> Can anyone think of why emacs might disable pasting to another window
> for files with .arc extensions?

FYI - I'm using emacs 23 built from source on Ubuntu Linux 7.10

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