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Re: [PATCH] Add active mark, face support; activate mark on paste

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add active mark, face support; activate mark on paste
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2020 21:23:05 -0400
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On 4/12/20 2:15 PM, address@hidden wrote:

> There is one more/different 'face' issue: if I paste a line and then press 
> Enter (as opposed to any alphanumeric key or arrow keys) then the highlight 
> remains(highlighted), possibly because the ^M is echoed and thus moves the 
> cursor one line up(?) before the highlight is attempted to be removed. But 
> I'm just guessing.

Unsurprising. The highlights are added and removed in readline's redisplay.
Once you enter newline (or any key bound to accept-line), readline returns
the line immediately without any redisplay, so the line remains as is.

> That's an intriguing patch format, may I inquire as to how it was generated 
> (some unusual 'diff' args?) ?

That's OG BSD context diff format (diff -c), which dates from 1981. I find
it easier to read than unified or `git' format.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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