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Re: Bug #25608 and the comment-cache branch

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Bug #25608 and the comment-cache branch
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 21:24:17 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.7.2 (2016-11-26)

Hello, Stefan.

On Mon, Feb 06, 2017 at 17:33:29 -0500, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> >> char foo[] = "for (x = 0; x < n; x++) /* Loop header */\n";
> >> ^                                        ^

> >> where the user narrows to the string, then goes to EOL and does
> >> M-: (forward-comment -1)

> > Even if the user narrows to the string, it's still a string.  It's not a
> > comment, and can't be one.

> As the user who did the above operation I beg to differ: I narrowed
> specifically because I wanted to treat this as the chunk of C code
> it is.

It would likely have been less work to have temporarily deleted the
first string quote.

> It would be arrogant for Emacs to claim it knows better than the user.

More arrogant than a user expecting C syntax to be superseeded?

As a matter of interest, what was the real use case for this, how often
do you do it, and how big would the loss be if you couldn't do it any

>         Stefan

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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