invisible Return issue to know about

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Mon Sep 19 15:26:03 EDT 2011


I agree. I am not much for the idea that software should change anything in the clipboard, as they cannot possibly predict why I am pasting it or what the clipboard "should" contain. We have all heard about the problems people have had with Microsofts own clipboard translation technology. It's obviously necessary, otherwise how would a text app know how to paste spreadsheet data? 

But for the receiving app itself to presume to alter the contents of the clipboard, well that can get ugly. The closest I can envision as acceptable is a warning upon paste that the clipboard contains non-compatible characters. Otherwise, having the compiler ignore them seems the better solution. 

Bob


On Sep 19, 2011, at 10:54 AM, Colin Holgate wrote:

> Even if pasting could be fixed to remove carriage returns, or change them to carriage return and line feed (whatever it is that is required), that wouldn't fix existing scripts. What you said about the compiler processing it based on how it looks would take care of the issue.
> 
> 
> On Sep 19, 2011, at 1:43 PM, Dar Scott wrote:
> 
>>> I think the number of people who manage to introduce an extra carriage return character is going to be low, so not such a big deal.
>> 
>> I wonder if this can be considered a paste issue.  
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