Bug or other? Editor cut/paste v 6

when selecting text in editor of V6 and pasting info over it, the selected text remains in the window instead of the more usual behavior of being deleted by the pasted text.

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Pasting

Hi,

The editor only pastes text from the clipboard by inserting the clipboard text at the current cursor location. This is how it is designed to work.

Regards
Big John

Pasting

Understood. any way to make it work more conventionally? (That is, when you run out of other things to do)

Pasting

Hi Carl,

Block replacement pasting is already on my to-do-list for the next release, along with auto line numbering. I am waiting on more feedback about bugs in version 6003 before proceeding with version 6004 (I would guess in about 4 weeks).

Regards
Big John

AUTO LINE NUMBERING

Hi Carl,

In case you are wondering what auto line numbering has to do with pasting, I will explain. At present pasting with line numbered programs preserves the original line numbers in the pasted text. I think it would be more convenient for the user if these pasted lines were automatically renumbered - provided GOTO and GOSUB references are also correctly renumbered - hence my intention to provide the editor with an auto line numbering feature. Nowadays, very few users actually use line numbered programs, but there is still plenty of legacy code around that justifies making provision for line numbers.

Regards
Big John

auto line numbering

thank you. that's good