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bug#9300: 24.0.50; `bounds-of-thing-at-point' does not return nil when j


From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: bug#9300: 24.0.50; `bounds-of-thing-at-point' does not return nil when just after THING
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:14:22 +0200
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Icedove/45.1.0



On 20.06.2016 22:04, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:50:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden

FWIW, I agree with Dmitry: this has been a de-facto behavior long
enough to consider it the correct one. If documentation is confusing
in that it says otherwise, we should fix the documentation.
I couldn't disagree more.

It is wrong to consider the current behavior "the correct one",
regardless of how long it has been in place.  It is wrong because
you cannot use it in a general and precise way.  It is just broken.
It has been broken for a long time, but it is broken nevertheless.
That's immaterial.  It is being used in many places, and it's
obviously useful.

It is useful, but not in the way of the lemma "at-point". At-point means at cursor-position. What is expected when calling "C-x =" -- probably not info WRT char after, but at cursor position.









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