vim: copying text is called yanking
emacs: pasting text is called yanking
everyone else: nothing is called yanking oh my god
@00dani masturbation is called yankin' it
@pup_hime exactly why no other text editor uses that word
@00dani I like how Americans patriotically call themselves "the masturbators"
@00dani when do we get a cross-compatibility plugin that lets you yank something from vim and then yank it into emacs
1. It can, "+y , where + is the name of the register mapped to the system clipboard
2. It can, M-x clipboard-yank <ret>
@00dani also whatever the other operation is should be called 'yeeting' for completeness
@diodelass gonna yank and yeet this line of text
@00dani That is X-Windows fault. Indirectly. See, when X-Windows started, it was common for users to forget to drop the mouse as they started their 10 second run. Many mice were destroyed as were some mouse ports.
This would not do ™️
So, buried deep in the heart of the X Windows code is a workaround that actually sets the system time ahead 10 seconds for gvim. One gvim is satisfied, X Windows restores the time.
What about the shouting? Cheap X Terminals never had microphones.
@00dani agreed, normal people call it "snarfing"
@00dani look, we use every part of the keyboard, and we have to assign something to y
see also: nethack using q for "quaff" because d is for something else
@BestGirlGrace i shall quaff and then yank this line of text
@00dani vim and emacs are in a war. a war that no one else understands or cares about, but a war nonetheless
@00dani oh my, I'm giggling so stupidly
@00dani *spacemacs, pointing at Atom*: "yanking!"
me: "no, no it's.."
*sm, pointing at Sublime*: "yanking!"
me: "no, you cannot call eveything yanking"
*sm pointing at Xi*: "yanking!!"
@00dani being a stereotypical american is called yanking
@00dani *yanks you into my arms*
plan9: copying text is called snarfing
everyone else: WHAT
@00dani That's what we call our :flag-us: users
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