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bug#24969: 26.0.50; number-at-point

From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: bug#24969: 26.0.50; number-at-point
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:53:50 +0100
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On 20.11.2016 13:53, Stephen Berman wrote:
On Sun, 20 Nov 2016 13:47:50 +0100 Andreas Röhler 
<andreas.roehler@easy-emacs.de> wrote:

After evaluating show-number in buffer of contents below, it should jump to
char "1" and return them, but returns nil.



(defun show-number ()
   (goto-char 5)
   (message "%s" (number-at-point)))

When I try your recipe, point jumps to the - sign
Seems there is a leading whitespace.

  and the echo area
displays -1.

Here with that start from minus-sign equally nil is returned.


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