* Surendra Singhi <efuzzyone(a)netscape.net> writes:
When I try to copy some text from read-only buffer, first I get
warnings 'buffer is read-only', there should be no warnings as I
am just copying an not modifying anything. Then, when I paste this
read only text in some other buffer. I cannot modify the text. The
read-only property should be only maintained in the buffer from
where text was copied and not globally. Finally, I am not able to
paste this text anywhere outside XEmacs.
I can't reproduce this behavior. Take some buffer, pout it in read-only
mode and you can still copy things and paste them outside.
However, I have noticed some similar behaviour. Run some package like
the slime (common lisp interface) package. It opens an interaction
buffer, and there is a prompt in this buffer. If you copy text from this
buffer and paste it somewhere else, you won't be able to overwrite part
of it. This is because there seems to be a read-only property attached
to the text of the prompt and this property is pasted with the the text.