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Re: July's wish list (resend)-- There's lots more
- To: zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: July's wish list (resend)-- There's lots more
- From: Mark-Jason Dominus <mjd@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 01 Nov 1998 19:57:16 -0500
- In-reply-to: Your message of "Sun, 01 Nov 1998 20:18:31 +0900." <220.127.116.11.19981101201831.016282e0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Reply-to: zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
> COPY, CUT and PASTE operations.
Those doesn't really make sense in ZigZag.
Cut what from where? In MacWrite, text is on the `page', and `cut'
removes it from the `page' and copies it to the Clipboard.
In ZigZag, there's no `page' and no global notion of `location'. Each
group of cells imposes its own local geometry. You don't need to
`remove text from the page'. You just want to disconnect some cells
from the group. The `break link' command already does that:
A1 -- A2 -- A3 -- A4
B1 -- B2 -- B3 -- B4
Let's `cut' the B cells out of this picture. They don't need to `go'
anywhere; all that's necessary is for us to break the link from A1 to
B1 and they've been `cut'.
Similarly, `paste' makes no sense. If there are cells, and you want
to include them in some structure, you don't paste them into place;
instead, you make a link.
I already did `copy', but it's not like the conventional `Copy' that's
part of cut-copy-paste. With `their' copy, you have to say where you
want to copy it to. In ZigZag, you don't copy to anywhere; you just
I really thought it was bizarre to see this request from someone who
hates the `electronic paper' model as much as you do.