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bug#10148: 24.0.91; "pending" regexp Isearch

From: Dani Moncayo
Subject: bug#10148: 24.0.91; "pending" regexp Isearch
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:26:25 +0100

> It helps to understand what does this mean after putting a single letter "i"
> in front of the word "is", e.g. by putting this first line
> in the *scratch* buffer:
> ;; i This buffer is for notes you don't want to save, and for Lisp evaluation.
> and typing the same key sequence `C-< C-M-s i s *'.
> "Pending" is necessary for Isearch to go back to the first shorter match.

So, correct me if I'm wrong: "pending" here means "this match has been
found by re-starting the search from the original position".

If that is so, I don't understand the "pending" adjective here.
According to [1], "pending" = "about to happen or waiting to happen",
which is misleading here, no?.

What about changing "pending" for something like "restarted"?

In any case, please describe this flag in chapter 15 of the manual.

--- Footnotes ---

[1] http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/pending_1?q=pending

Dani Moncayo

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