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bug#30343: make transpose-regions interactive

From: Charles A. Roelli
Subject: bug#30343: make transpose-regions interactive
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2018 10:45:45 +0100

What follows is a patch to make transpose-regions interactive.

I also noticed that transpose-sentences/paragraphs are not documented,
so I'll add those in another commit.

>From 8468059f55ea459dc56c3dae6c6667950c6767d2 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: "Charles A. Roelli" <address@hidden>
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2018 10:41:00 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] Make transpose-regions interactive (Bug#30343)

* doc/emacs/fixit.texi (Transpose): Mention and explain the new
* editfns.c (Ftranspose_regions): Add an interactive calling
specification, and add documentation for it.
 doc/emacs/fixit.texi | 12 +++++++++++-
 src/editfns.c        | 11 +++++++++--
 2 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/emacs/fixit.texi b/doc/emacs/fixit.texi
index ced1ef9..a35ef6b 100644
--- a/doc/emacs/fixit.texi
+++ b/doc/emacs/fixit.texi
@@ -146,6 +146,8 @@ Transpose
 Transpose two balanced expressions (@code{transpose-sexps}).
 @item C-x C-t
 Transpose two lines (@code{transpose-lines}).
address@hidden M-x transpose-regions
+Transpose two regions.
 @end table
 @kindex C-t
@@ -183,7 +185,7 @@ Transpose
 (@code{transpose-lines}) exchanges lines.  They work like @kbd{M-t}
 except as regards what units of text they transpose.
-  A numeric argument to a transpose command serves as a repeat count: it
+  A numeric argument to most transpose commands serves as a repeat count: it
 tells the transpose command to move the character (word, expression, line)
 before or containing point across several other characters (words,
 expressions, lines).  For example, @kbd{C-u 3 C-t} moves the character before
@@ -198,6 +200,14 @@ Transpose
 transpose the character (word, expression, line) ending after point
 with the one ending after the mark.
address@hidden transpose-regions
+  @kbd{M-x transpose-regions} transposes the text between point and
+mark with the text between the first two elements of the mark ring.
+Unlike the other transpose commands, it does not behave differently
+when given a prefix argument.  This command is best used for
+transposing multiple units of text (words, sentences, paragraphs) in
+one go.
 @node Fixing Case
 @section Case Conversion
diff --git a/src/editfns.c b/src/editfns.c
index 96bb271..66dd2a4 100644
--- a/src/editfns.c
+++ b/src/editfns.c
@@ -5112,7 +5112,10 @@ transpose_markers (ptrdiff_t start1, ptrdiff_t end1,
-DEFUN ("transpose-regions", Ftranspose_regions, Stranspose_regions, 4, 5, 0,
+DEFUN ("transpose-regions", Ftranspose_regions, Stranspose_regions, 4, 5,
+       "(if (< (length mark-ring) 2)\
+            (error \"Mark ring must contain at least two elements\")\
+          (list (point) (mark) (car mark-ring) (cadr mark-ring)))",
        doc: /* Transpose region STARTR1 to ENDR1 with STARTR2 to ENDR2.
 The regions should not be overlapping, because the size of the buffer is
 never changed in a transposition.
@@ -5120,7 +5123,11 @@ never changed in a transposition.
 Optional fifth arg LEAVE-MARKERS, if non-nil, means don't update
 any markers that happen to be located in the regions.
-Transposing beyond buffer boundaries is an error.  */)
+Transposing beyond buffer boundaries is an error.
+Interactively, STARTR1 and ENDR1 are point and mark.  STARTR2 and
+ENDR2 are the first and second markers in the mark ring.
+LEAVE-MARKERS is nil.  */)
   (Lisp_Object startr1, Lisp_Object endr1, Lisp_Object startr2, Lisp_Object 
endr2, Lisp_Object leave_markers)
   register ptrdiff_t start1, end1, start2, end2;

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