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address@hidden: Display bug with miscomputed window-start]


From: Richard Stallman
Subject: address@hidden: Display bug with miscomputed window-start]
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 22:02:11 -0500

Since this is in redisplay, could you look at it?

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Subject: Display bug with miscomputed window-start
X-Yow: I don't think you fellows would do so much RAPING and PILLAGING if
 you
 played more PINBALL and watched CABLE TELEVISION!!
From: Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>
Sender: address@hidden
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 17:48:49 +0100

Redisplay does not correctly handle characters that wrap around at the
right margin.  To reproduce:

- - Insert a bunch of ^A (C-q C-a) in a buffer so that the line wraps around
- - Go to point-min
- - If there is an even number of columns insert a space, so that the last
  ^A in the line wraps around, i.e the ^ is in the last column and the A
  appears at the start of the next screen line.
- - Do M-1 C-v (scroll-up 1)

The cursor will now be somewhere in the middle of the window, maybe not
even inside any buffer text.  Now click on first visible ^A to move point
there and evaluate (list (point) (window-start)).  You will get two
different numbers that are off by one (`(42 41)' for an 80 column
display).

Note that if you change the character that wraps around to a TAB this bug
does not occur.

Andreas.

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