Originally Posted by Haze
Given that, what is it that makes direct (V)RAM copying/pasting such an un-welcome feature?

because it's an ugly hack...

it belongs as part of something like the cheat system at best..

(which btw isn't as far-fetched as it seems, the cheat system afaik is scriptable, and can access ram / rom etc. Give it access to the host clipboard, improve the scripting capabilities, and you might even be able to have copy / paste 'cheats' without having to pollute the driver at all)