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Re: symbol-at-point

From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: Re: symbol-at-point
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 20:45:21 +0200
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Am Donnerstag, 26. Juli 2007 14:20 schrieb Eli Zaretskii:
> > From: Andreas =?iso-8859-1?q?R=F6hler?= <address@hidden>
> > Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 11:07:28 +0200
> >
> > These return THING as a substring of buffer, doing
> > nothing else, whereas symbol-at-point interns existing
> > THING unconditionally
> And why is that bad, actually?
Probably my concern is solely imaginative:

let's consider a case, where a program checks for
symbolp and makes action depend from it.

Then you may have changed situation by calling
symbol-at-point while editing some code.

Its a little bit as url-at-point would not simply
return the string, but follow that url then.

Or email-at-point would call the mailer.
Andreas Roehler

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