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

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: bug#6779: 23.1; `C-s RET C-w' to start word search
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2011 14:53:51 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

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     `C-s RET C-w' or `C-s M-e C-w') is obsolete.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.

As the NEWS item says, it is obsolete.

I guess this is confusing in that "obsolete" in this instance means
"this no longer works", rather than "this still works, but discouraged";
is that what you're referring to?

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