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bug#13810: 24.3.50; Docstring of `newline' is confusing


From: Xue Fuqiao
Subject: bug#13810: 24.3.50; Docstring of `newline' is confusing
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:35:22 +0800

On Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:18:59 +0100
Stephen Berman <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> > In the doc string of the function `newline':
> >> >   Insert a newline, and move to left margin of the new line if it's
> >> >   blank.
> >> > To reproduce this bug:
> >> >    emacs -Q
> >> >    M-<
> >> >    M-: (newline) RET
> >> > A new line appears, but the point doesn't move to left margin of the
> >> > first line.  
> >> I think you misread the doc string: point should -- and does -- move to
> >> the left margin of the *new* line.
> > You mean the *new* line is the second line (now)?
> In the doc string the two
> words "new line" unambiguously refer to the line after the inserted
> newline character that results from calling newline, but the first word
> "newline" should perhaps be replaced by "newline character" or "line
> feed".

Sounds fine for me.

> Steve Berman

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Best regards, Xue Fuqiao.
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