[plt-scheme] cutting out of Interactions window

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Wed Oct 26 09:54:01 EDT 2005

At Wed, 26 Oct 2005 09:41:44 -0400, Prabhakar Ragde wrote:
> Earlier this month I asked about a mysterious phenomenon turning some of 
> our students' .ss/.scm files from text to binary without their 
> knowledge. It turned out they were cutting text out of the Interactions 
> window and pasting it into the Definitions window, which resulted in 
> snips being pasted; the snips have a binary representation (I understand 
> this has now changed in the latest SVN version, but they're still snips, 
> not plain text). In my relief at having found the cause of the 
> phenomenon, I forgot to ask what the reason for this policy was. Can 
> someone please explain it to me? Thanks. --PR

Only if the snips have no textual representation does this change
happen. Probably they copied either image snips or number snips. (Does
that sound right?)


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