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Re: PSPP-BUG: weird copy & paste

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: weird copy & paste
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 10:19:55 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

To make sure that the bug report doesn't get lost, I've submitted
a copy of it on the PSPP bug tracker at:



John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> Thanks for the bug report.
> The Cut-n-Paste behaviour of the sheet is less than perfect as you have 
> discovered.
> We are in the process of completely re-writing the sheet, which will fix this 
> problem and a many others.
> On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 04:22:14PM -0800, Vicente wrote:
>      Hi.?
>      I'm post-coding open-ended questions directly on the PSPP data screen; 
> however, the outcome has been quite frustrating so far.?
>      I'm using PSPP 0.7.8 under Ubuntu 10.10 (I tried also under Fedora 16 
> with the same results)
>      Find attached a sample *.sav file on which I'm having big problems while 
> using ctrl-c ctrl-v to copy values from one cell to another. These are some 
> odd behaviors I have suffered using the ctrl-c, ctrl-v sequence.?
>      1. The value in a numeric column next to a string gets wiped off when I 
> replace the value of the later .
>      2. Some weird, apparently rand. om values appear in an active numeric 
> cell as well as in the contiguous rows and columns
>      3. Values in a numeric column were replaced by a sequence of numbers 
> overwriting previous values.
>      4. After copying values to a string cell the whole Ubuntu (or Fedora) 
> system froze; I waited for 10 minutes then "unplugged" the machine.?
>      These behaviour appeared consistently some 8 times after I used the 
> ctrl-c & ctrl-v sequence.?
>      Can't tell you more. Hope you can replicate my problem.?
>      Vicente E
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