[Ardour-Users] [SOLVED] Copy / paste unexpected behaviour

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Wed Oct 19 14:56:31 PDT 2016

On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 5:55 PM, Al Thompson <althompson58 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/19/2016 05:11 PM, Paul Davis wrote:
> So subsequent pastes append the last paste to the end of the previous
>> paste??
>> Would it not be more logical for each paste to INSERT at the playhead
>> position, and move previous pastes to the right the appropriate amount?
> Why is that more logical? The "paste" command is used over and over - it
> means that paste in one context means "move data then paste" and in another
> means "just paste".  Want to explain your thinking?
> Mainly so a "paste" always occurs at the cursor/readhead location, instead
> of some location which may, or may not, be visible.  It would seem that it
> would be a more consistent behavior so you would always be certain
> precisely where you are pasting current material.

Having paste *move* material seems much more unpredictable to me. Either
way, there are conceptual issues for the user to grapple with.
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