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bug#222: isearch-repeat-forward: wrong overlay after failure

From: David Kastrup
Subject: bug#222: isearch-repeat-forward: wrong overlay after failure
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 01:25:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> David Reitter <address@hidden> writes:
>>> On 11 May 2008, at 17:59, Juri Linkov wrote:
>>>> `isearch-repeat-forward' is not an entry point to the incremental
>>>> search:
>>>> it doesn't activate isearch mode neither deactivates it.  IIUC, it was
>>>> never intended for non-incremental search, so it doesn't guarantee to
>>>> work when isearch mode is not active.
>>>> If you want to find the next occurrence without highlighting it
>>>> and without activating isearch mode, you can use the command
>>>> `search-forward'.
>>> isearch-repeat-forward is interactive, which is why I thought it would
>>> be a decent entry point.
>> Which I would call a reasonable expectation.  However, keybindings even
>> in specialized keymaps need to be bound to interactive functions.  So if
>> we have functions that are only intended for use in specialized keymaps,
>> there is no way to keep people from binding them to normal keymaps.
>> So it is sort of a combined documentation/expectation problem.  I have
>> no good idea how to approach this.
> Maybe an error message that explains/points to an explanation?

What should trigger an error here?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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