[Arcana] yank-pop navigation

Karl Fogel kfogel at red-bean.com
Thu Dec 18 22:22:15 CST 2008

Roland McGrath <roland at frob.com> writes:
> That's close, but does not respect kill-ring-yank-pointer (pick up from
> M-y) and does not leave this-command set to 'yank (let you pick up with
> another M-y).  I never need this but when I've just hit M-y twice and
> realized the third time might not be the charm, so the former of those is
> crucial.  Your fancy option yank-match-modify-kill-ring seems like it was
> trying to be the mode for the person who wanted to use it a bit like M-y in
> only the latter regard, but written by a person who didn't really
> understand the tao of M-y.  ("Y combinators at dawn!" is a reasonable
> reaction to an affront to your character such as my last supposition.)

I could just respond with "Patches welcome."  That would be classic, and
well-understood by all :-).

But I'm curious: what is the tao of M-y beyond, you know, just using
M-y, which I do all the time?  Give me some concrete examples -- maybe I
can grok what yank-match is doing wrong and fix it.

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