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bug#9917: 24.0.90; Make `goto-line' consistent with the line number from
bug#9917: 24.0.90; Make `goto-line' consistent with the line number from the minibuffer
Tue, 1 Nov 2011 16:22:05 -0700
> when someone says "see the line 42 in window.c"
> then `goto-line' should visit by the absolute line number,
> ignoring any narrowing in effect. But when someone says
> "see the line 42 in the Info node" then it should be relative
> to the node's beginning.
Let a negative prefix arg use line numbering wrt the restriction (region), and
let a positive prefix arg use line numbering wrt the buffer (widened).
Likewise for a number read at the prompt: negative for restriction numbering,
positive for full-buffer numbering.