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bug#6779: 23.1; `C-s RET C-w' to start word search

From: Johan Bockgård
Subject: bug#6779: 23.1; `C-s RET C-w' to start word search
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2011 18:45:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Johan Bockgård <address@hidden> writes:
>> The NEWS file for Emacs 23 says that
>>     In Isearch mode, a special case of typing `C-w' at the beginning of
>>     the minibuffer that toggles word search (i.e. using key sequences
>>     `C-s RET C-w' or `C-s M-e C-w') is obsolete.
>> But in fact it doesn't seem to work at all.
> Yeah, it I say `C-s C-w', then the word under point is inserted in the
> search buffer, and allows me to search for that word.

> So I think the NEWS file is just wrong?  `M-s w' seems to have the
> intended effect.

The key sequences in question were `C-s RET C-w' and `C-s M-e C-w', but
yes, they have been removed and replaced with `M-s w'.

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