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Re: PATCH: isearch-yank-until-match

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: PATCH: isearch-yank-until-match
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:51:16 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>> > I don't think the patch breaks anything (e.g.
>> > uses of `isearch-yank-internal' or
>> > `isearch-process-search-string'), but I've done
>> > limited testing.
>> Actually it breaks other isearch yank commands.
> Care to elaborate?  As I said, I tested it only
> briefly.  Please let us know what breakage you
> found.  I don't doubt you, but that info is not
> actionable.

C-s C-w C-r C-w messes up the search string.
But I believe this could be fixed.

>> But anyway the idea is clear.  I think something
>> like this could be added to isearch, but optionally.
>> It should not change the current default behavior.
> What default behavior does it change?
> Just what part(s) are you referring to, by "this"?
> Yanking up to the match for another search pattern?
> Fixing yanking so it supports also backward search?
> Which part(s) do you think should be only optional?

Changing the behavior of yanking in backward search.
C-r C-w is still useful to yank forward like it does now.
I don't remember when needed to yank backward.
Do you use backward yanking often?

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