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Re: GNU Emacs 21.3.1: build ?bug?, regex weirdness, batch ?bug?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GNU Emacs 21.3.1: build ?bug?, regex weirdness, batch ?bug?
Date: 23 May 2003 20:28:11 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Bernard Leak <address@hidden> writes:

>                         I've been having a few small problems with my
> own fresh build of GNU Emacs 21.3.1.  Just to confuse, there
> are several things going on which seem to be wholly independent.

> P.S.  On an utterly different note...

Please don't cram a thousand unrelated things into one report with a
non-fitting subject line.  Make one report per problem.

> I've patched calc-2.02f, the multiprecision calculator add-on for
> GNU Emacs, to work more cleanly with frames and to not get confused
> by minibuffer prompt strings.  These had obviously been suppressed
> in older versions of GNU Emacs (I think I had the code working with
> Emacs 19.something), but then in Emacs 20.something the prompt was
> returned as part of the buffer contents.  Now we have
> (minibuffer-contents-no-properties) and (minibuffer-prompt-end), or
> the equivalent in terms of (field-beginning) and
> (field-string-no-properties), so I've patched the necessary places
> accordingly.

Emacs-21.3 comes with patch instructions in the "PROBLEMS" file, and
calc is now part of the Emacs CVS and will presumably be released
with it in the next non-bugfix Emacs release.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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