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Re: transpose-sexps

From: Stuart D. Herring
Subject: Re: transpose-sexps
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 13:48:28 -0800 (PST)
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> Put this in *scratch*, put point over `f' letter and hit C-M-t:
>       "t" "f"
> I get this:
>       "tf" ""
> which I consider utterly improper.  Moreover, it differs from what
> I get by M-t.

See the doc:

Like M-t but applies to sexps.
Does not work on a sexp that point is in the middle of
if it is a list or string.

It assumes that you are outside of strings or lists, so it saw
             " "
as your two sexps, and exchanged them.  It's just confusing that it looks
like the f was moved into the other string.


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