Join tool still drops selection.
It was reported already and reported as fixed, but in 2018 CC the bug is back, Join tool drops selection every time after it was used not allowing consequent connections without reselecting the whole curve every time.
Valerii Mamedov commented
Dear ritika patel(Illustrator team)
Thank you for the tip, but I'm afraid totally aware of it. The tool can
1) join not selected objects,
2) it can connect selected while deselecting the joined parts of them - our issue
3) and shall not connect selected objects with not selected.
The option 3 will make perfect sense, when option 2 is fixed, because with anything more complex then a rectangle or two lines in test environment, selecting is vital to avoid undesirable connections, since the tool doesn't even has an indication or settings for the brush size when all other tools have (which is half baked experience and a topic for another issue/feature request). Hope you understand the point. Besides it's a question of consistency. There is no other tool existing in Illustrator which for whatever reason drops a selection.
I will remind you, that the tool is dropping parts of selection after each join operation, which is unacceptable/undesirable behavior drastically slowing the workflow and reducing the usability.
Please make sure to fix it in the next release / patch.
ritika patel(Illustrator team) commented
Thanks for reporting the issue.
Join tool works even without selecting the object.So you can connect n number of times without explicitly selecting the object.