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

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: "Point" vs. "cursor" in documentation
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2018 22:39:54 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> When do we use point over cursor, and vice versa, in documentation?

"Point" is concerned about where operations will happen, whereas
"cursor" is concerned about where the thingy will be drawn on screen.
The cursor only moves when the display gets refreshed (i.e. once per
command, more or less), whereas point can be modified by lots of
intermediate operations, so it can change thousands of times within
a single command.


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