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bug#7614: Is (thing-at-point 'url) hallucinating too much?

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#7614: Is (thing-at-point 'url) hallucinating too much?
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 04:00:53 +0200
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Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:

> (thing-at-point 'url) thinks WORD is the url http://WORD.
> (url-get-url-at-point) does not see any url there.
> I think thing-at-point is a bit too afraid of failing to find an url.
> Maybe the latter function could learn thing-at-point to be a bit
> braver and see reality a bit clearer?

Would it make sense just to have

(thing-at-point 'url)

just call


to avoid code duplication?  On the other hand, thingatpt is meant to be
really sloppy, so I'm not sure it's a bug at all.

For instance, `thing-at-point' will do the right thing with this "url":


while `url-get-url-at-point' doesn't...

So perhaps a sufficient fix would be to require that the word should
have a dot in it somewhere?

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