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From: Joseph Patterson
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Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 11:03:57 -0500

Subject: white space that isn't white space
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In GNU Emacs 21.1.1 (sparc-sun-solaris2.7, X toolkit)
 of 2001-12-22 on earth
configured using `configure  sparc-sun-solaris2.7 
--x-libraries=/usr/openwin/lib:/usr/openwin/lib:/lib:/usr/lib 
--prefix=/lfs/joseph/gnu/emacs-21.1 
--exec-prefix=/lfs/joseph/gnu/emacs-21.1/sun57 --with-x-toolkit=athena'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: C
  locale-coding-system: nil
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:



Version 21.1 of emacs has changed the meaning of backward-paragraph and
forward-paragraph so that in c-mode, they move to the next line with only
white space.  Previous versions of emacs would move to the next empty line
containing only a newline character.

I want to cast my vote for the old interpretation that skipped by lines
that are non-empty due to white space.  The old version is helpful to me
because I can place empty lines between function definitions and use 
simple keystrokes (i.e., ctrl-uparrow and ctrl-downarrow) to advance to
the top of the next or previous function.  Since I like to use lines with
whitespace to beautify my code, I now find the problem that it takes
far too many key strokes to advance to the place I want to get to all
because lines with white space are now equivalent to genuinely empty lines.

This problem forces itself upon me almost every time I use emacs.  Sigh..

Recent input:
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> 
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> 
<help-echo> <help-echo> <menu-bar> <files> <make-frame> 
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> 
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <menu-bar> 
<files> <make-frame-on-display> C-g <help-echo> <help-echo> 
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> 
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> 
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> 
<help-echo> <menu-bar> <help-menu> <report-emacs-b
ug>

Recent messages:
Loading regexp-opt...done
Loading zimmextra (source)...done
Loading jtpsrcmode...done
Loading time...done
Loading vhdl-mode...
Loading mule-util...done
Loading vhdl-mode...done
For information about the GNU Project and its goals, type M-? C-p.
Quit
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