@neauoire Oh, so actions follow windows.... Interesting.
@lains Yes :D I usually have a few buffers just to build/monitor things, like:
@neauoire @lains Copy, Paste, etc. had been around for over 20 years by the time Acme was made (1992-1994), and had been widely popular and well-known with the public for over 10, with the Apple Macintosh.
It didn't invent any of those things, and I have no idea why it gave them weird names (just to be quirky?)
Or maybe because they thought people might confuse 'copy to clipboard' with 'copy file'
@neauoire @lains yeah, but why use it instead of the long-established cut, copy, paste wording? Acme isn't some ancient history Ur-editor with an alternative evolutionary path, it was made in the 90s, mainstream GUIs had been around for 10 years at that point. And Acme is a copy of Oberon's editor, which calls copying text... copying.
@kvik @royniang @lains @neauoire OK, well, now the Plan 9 Snarf thing makes a little more sense :) I'm guessing they didn't want to use Xerox's "copy" action name, because "copy" already meant to copy a file, and in the early 80s, there wasn't as much reason to follow existing GUI vocabulary. Just my guess, though.
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