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Re: Addition to lisp/misc.el

From: Lute Kamstra
Subject: Re: Addition to lisp/misc.el
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 07:01:19 +0200
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Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> Lute Kamstra <address@hidden> writes:
>> This way, point is moved forward by one character if the
>> search-forward fails.  Seems undesirable to me.  I think this
>> implementation would be better:
>> (defun zap-up-to-char (arg char)
>>   "Kill up to, but not including ARG'th occurrence of CHAR.
>> Case is ignored if `case-fold-search' is non-nil in the current buffer.
>> Goes backward if ARG is negative; error if CHAR not found.
>> Ignores CHAR at point."
> Why the `Ignores CHAR at point' anyway?  That seems the cause of the
> slight code ugliness.  What uses are proposed for this function (which
> might help to understand this point)?

If it ignores CHAR at point, repeating the command is not a no-op.
(This was discussed before.)


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