Re: When was /dev/gpmdata put into use??
On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 11:37:49PM +0100, Martin Bialasinski wrote:
> * Carel Fellinger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > In X it's clear from the visual context when the mouse is in
> > `cut&paste' mode or in `command' mode.
> Is it? Not in xterms.
You're right, it isn't:(
> > So I think it's wise to have a Debian policy to *not* have the mouse
> > act in `command' mode on the console, unless specified otherwise by
> > the user.
> I am indifferent about this. Shift+mouse for cut&paste is documented
> in mc's help.
Whether you can cut&paste or not is not the point that bothers me,
it's the fact that on the console all of a sudden a mouse click can
provoke some action! That somehow feels unsafe to me. When you're
like me used to use mouse-clicks for cut and paste in text (whether on
a console or in a xterm or in some text-window) then it's horrifying
to realise that some programs on a mere upgrade suddenly might start
to react differently in this respect. And then you'll have to
remember *which* programs do so, yack.
> > Nontheless, I think the Debian mc man should alter the behaviour and
> > the options for mc to reflect the above,
> If you can convince upstream (the email@example.com) or make
> it policy, then I will do it.
> I can't really judge if this is a good thing or not. I will only
> change mc's behaviour in a incompatible way (different mouse handling)
> to its prior version for compelling reasons.
You're ever so right! Didn't think it thru, I guess.