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Re: "Point" vs. "cursor" in documentation

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: "Point" vs. "cursor" in documentation
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2018 23:37:46 +0900

On Jul 3, 2018, at 23:27, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:

I've noticed usage of "the cursor" and "point" throughout manuals and
doc-strings.  In what context is one preferred over the other?

Point is the buffer position of the cursor (aka text cursor).

From the Introduction to Emacs Lisp:

"In Emacs, the current position of the cursor is called point. The _expression_ (point) returns a number that tells you where the cursor is located as a count of the number of characters from the beginning of the buffer up to point."

Jean-Christophe Helary
http://mac4translators.blogspot.com @brandelune

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