Commit 2aa7a8bf authored by Jim Blandy's avatar Jim Blandy
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* simple.el (kill-region): If the buffer is read-only, do beep,

	but also put the region in the kill ring.  Doc fix.
parent cbbc8d27
......@@ -969,6 +969,9 @@ yanking point; just return the Nth kill forward."
The text is deleted but saved in the kill ring.
The command \\[yank] can retrieve it from there.
\(If you want to kill and then yank immediately, use \\[copy-region-as-kill].)
If the buffer is read-only, Emacs will beep and refrain from deleting
the text, but put the text in the kill ring anyway. This means that
you can use the killing commands to copy text from a read-only buffer.
This is the primitive for programs to kill text (as opposed to deleting it).
Supply two arguments, character numbers indicating the stretch of text
......@@ -977,12 +980,18 @@ Any command that calls this function is a \"kill command\".
If the previous command was also a kill command,
the text killed this time appends to the text killed last time
to make one entry in the kill ring."
(interactive "*r")
(interactive "r")
;; If the buffer was read-only, we used to just do a
;; copy-region-as-kill. This was never what I wanted - usually I
;; was making a mistake and trying to edit a file checked into RCS -
;; so I've taken the code out.
;; If the buffer is read-only, we should beep, in case the person
;; just isn't aware of this. However, there's no harm in putting
;; the region's text in the kill ring, anyway.
(copy-region-as-kill beg end)
;; In certain cases, we can arrange for the undo list and the kill
;; ring to share the same string object. This code does that.
((not (or (eq buffer-undo-list t)
(eq last-command 'kill-region)
(eq beg end)))
......@@ -993,6 +1002,7 @@ to make one entry in the kill ring."
;; and put it in the kill-ring.
(kill-new (car (car buffer-undo-list)))
(setq this-command 'kill-region)))
(copy-region-as-kill beg end)
(delete-region beg end))))
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