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bug#20897: 25.0.50; [python] sexp-movement are confusing

From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: bug#20897: 25.0.50; [python] sexp-movement are confusing
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:02:56 +0200
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Am 26.06.2015 um 04:03 schrieb Daniel Colascione:
On 06/25/2015 09:48 PM, Stefan Monnier wrote:
If inside an expression C-M-f should to to its end.
No, as explained elsewhere, C-M-f's binding is a binding that goes to
the end of the expression that immediately *follows* point.  If we're
*inside* a sexp, the way to jump to its end is up-list.

I understand you want/like to jump to the end of the enclosing
expression, and that's fine, but this is not what C-M-f should do
by default.
"Right" or "wrong" aside, Python's current default behavior is just
inconsistent with other modes for infix-expression languages. I tried
for a long time to use the default behavior --- maybe there was some
efficiency advantage that would take time to appear --- but I ended up
just giving up and making python-mode work like other modes.

If you could try python-mode.el's py-forward/backward-expression commands, that would be much appreciated. Won't be surprised, should some bug show-up there too - just don't see any at the moment.

Thanks all,


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