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Re: make smerge-mode move the point?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: make smerge-mode move the point?
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 16:55:28 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Wouldn't it be better if smerge-mode moved the point to the first
> conflict marker? 

> Resolving conflicts is the reason this mode gets turned on, so it would
> be nicer for the user if it would move the point to the first conflict.
> It would be one less action to do, and it would make it easier to see
> there's a conflict.

I think it would be wrong for the `smerge-mode' command to move point.
(De)activating such a minor mode shouldn't move point.

OTOH when smerge-mode gets enabled in response to a VC action, it
probably makes sense to move point, indeed.  So I suggest to add a new
command that activates smerge-mode and moves to the first conflict (and
probably run a hook where the user can place things like


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