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bug#8667: 24.0.50; `bounds-of-thing-at-point' returns (N . N) for `comme

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#8667: 24.0.50; `bounds-of-thing-at-point' returns (N . N) for `comment'
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 14:05:06 -0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Installed a patch along the lines of what you suggested.

>> I think `forward-whitespace' is incorrect: \n should be \n+, like this:
>> (defun forward-whitespace (arg)
>> (interactive "p")
>> (if (natnump arg)
>> (re-search-forward "[ \t]+\\|\n+" nil 'move arg)
>> (while (< arg 0)
>> (if (re-search-backward "[ \t]+\\|\n+" nil 'move)
>> (or (eq (char-after (match-beginning 0)) 10)
>> (skip-chars-backward " \t")))
>> (setq arg (1+ arg)))))

The current behavior is clearly intentional (the (skip-chars-backward "
\t") shows that the function wants to treat newlines as
not-just-whitespace).  So I'd rather not change it.


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