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Re: symbol-at-point

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: symbol-at-point
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 11:26:20 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> ,----[ lisp/ChangeLog ]
>> | 2006-07-04  Stefan Monnier  <address@hidden>
>> |
>> |    * thingatpt.el (symbol-at-point): Don't use `form-at-point' which
>> |    fails if the symbol contains chars like ( or '.
>> |    (bounds-of-thing-at-point): Remove unused vars `end' and `beg'.
>> |    (thing-at-point-bounds-of-url-at-point): Remove unused vars `url' and
>> |    `short'.
>> `----

> That entry explains why it doesn't use `form-at-point'.  I missed the
> rationale for using `intern'.

Try C-x v ~ 1.35 to see the code before my change (or try C-x v = to
see the diff between 1.35 and 1.36).  You'll see that the previous code
returned a symbol, not a string.  Maybe we want to change that, but then
it's an API change rather than just a bug fix.


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