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bug#11836: 24.1.50; docstring of `kill-whole-line' insufficient

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: bug#11836: 24.1.50; docstring of `kill-whole-line' insufficient
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2012 04:22:59 +0200


yes, it just says:

"If non-nil, `kill-line' with no arg at beg of line kills the whole

But what does `kill-line' if `kill-whole-line' is nil?  Does it kill a
half of the line?  Does it do nothing?  The docstring doesn't provide
any help at all unless you already know the background.  So, please
add something like:

"This means that the entire line including the final newline is

Or clarify it some other way.



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