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bug#6493:


From: Deniz Dogan
Subject: bug#6493:
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 16:29:13 +0200

2010/6/27 Drew Adams <address@hidden>:
>> > "Returns point or mark, whichever is larger."
>>
>> How about this (for region-end):
>>
>> "Returns point or mark, whichever is larger.
>> The returned value is the position of the end of the region
>> as an integer."
>
> The end of the region is always a position, so no need to speak of the 
> position
> of the end of the region.
>
> We don't really need to say that a number is returned, as opposed to a marker.
> "Point" is a position, which is a number (natnump). "Mark" is more ambiguous -
> it is sometimes referred to as a marker and sometimes as the position of that
> marker.  So it's probably good to mention that a number is returned, even if 
> not
> really necessary. (We also need not specify what kind of number, since it is a
> position, but that doesn't hurt either.)
>
> "Returns the larger of point or mark, as a nonnegative integer."
>
> We can add that the function "raises an error if the mark is not set".
>
>

I'm all for your suggestion. So now we have:

"Returns the larger of point or mark, as a nonnegative integer.

Raises an error if the mark is not set."

Agreed?

-- 
Deniz Dogan





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