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Re: bug#21072: Brave new mark-defun (and a testing tool)

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: bug#21072: Brave new mark-defun (and a testing tool)
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:40:33 +0100
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On 2017-02-15, at 20:27, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:

>>> Regardless of the answer you give above, I'm wondering in which kind of
>>> circumstance we'd want to test if we're on "a line containing only
>>> a comment".
>> You will be surprised, then, that I actually did use a very similar
>> function in completely another circumstance: a command that counts
>> source lines of code in a region, and excludes lines containing only
>> whitespace, comments and docstrings.  (Never mind the discussion about
>> whether SLOC is meaningful in any sense;-).)
> My point is that it's not very frequent to need this exact definition of
> a "comment line" and that there are various other possible definitions
> one might need in other circumstances.
> So at the very least, the doc should clarify which definition of
> "comment line" it uses.

Understood.  Do you have then any better idea for the name of this
function?  beginning-of-defun--incomment-line-p seems to specific,
in-comment-line-p _may_ be indeed too general.  (I'll make the docstring
more precise, of course.)

Thank you all for looking at the patch,

Marcin Borkowski

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