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`vertical-motion' broken

From: Le Wang
Subject: `vertical-motion' broken
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 00:04:05 -0400 (EDT)

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In GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (sparc-sun-solaris2.8, Motif
Version 2.1.0)
 of 2002-06-05 on kawi
configured using `configure 
--prefix=/home/lewang/usr/local --with-xpm
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: en_CA.ISO8859-1
  value of $LC_CTYPE: en_CA.ISO8859-1
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: C
  value of $LC_MONETARY: en_CA.ISO8859-1
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: en_CA.ISO8859-1
  value of $LC_TIME: en_CA.ISO8859-1
  value of $LANG: nil
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-1
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

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

While debugging screen-lines.el with GNU Emacs, I noticed that 
vertical-motion behaviour is completely unpredictable
under certain 
circumstances.  The problem exists in version 21.2.1
as well.  I don't know 
why it works most of the time, but it's very difficult
to recreate this 
problem ... so here goes:

1. emacs -q

2. evaluate: (new-frame '((name . "test") (width .

3. open the attached file in the new frame

4. evaluate (in the file buffer): (goto-char 52)

5. evaluate: (vertical-motion 0)

6. note that the curor is not at the beginning of the
screen line.

7. evaluate (in the file buffer): (goto-char 56)

8. evaluate: (vertical-motion 1)

9. note that the curor just skipped a screen-line

This bug breaks screen-lines.

On a related note, if a screen-line ends in a tab,
vertical-motion right now
considers that tab to be a part of the next line. 
E.g. If I go to the second
line, and evaluate (vertical-motion 0), the point will
end up at the end of
the first line.  This bevaviour is surprising.  The
documentation does not
explicitly say what the correct behaviour should be in
this case, but I think
the least surprising behaviour would be to move to the
beginning of the
current line, as far to the left as possible.

Recent input:
M-x r e p o r t - e m a c s - b u <tab> <return>

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