[Vm-dev] primitiveClipboardText mangling line endings

Levente Uzonyi leves at elte.hu
Sat Oct 25 19:04:29 UTC 2014

Hi All,

I found that it's impossile to copy text from one image to another without 
losing all CR characters.
If you open two images, and evaluate [Clipboard default 
primitiveClipboardText: #[13].] in one of them, then evaluate 
[Clipboard default primitiveClipboardText asByteArray.] in the other, 
you'll get #[] - an empty ByteArray. So CRs are lost. The same thing 
happens with longer strings too.
Using the same method, I found that LFs and CRLFs are converted to CRs.
I found this issue on Ubuntu 14.04 with Cog 3018 and 3104. I haven't tried 
any other VMs or OSes.


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