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bug#34908: Push mark in xref-push-marker-stack


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#34908: Push mark in xref-push-marker-stack
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:59:09 +0200

> From: Juri Linkov <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 22:59:18 +0200
> 
> >> Shouldn't xref-push-marker-stack push the mark like all normal commands do?
> >
> > Fine with me to add that (I think etags.el-based M-. did this), but
> > please make sure the manual and NEWS are updated with this
> > information.
> 
> I don't want to advertise this fix because the primary way to get back
> for xref should be ‘M-,’.

Well, it must be in NEWS, since this is a change in behavior.

As for the manuals, it might be okay not to mention that, although I
admit I don't understand your reasoning: something that is not a
primary use doesn't automatically mean it shouldn't be documented.

> Setting the mark is only needed for users who expect that every
> significant change in position should leave a trace in the global
> mark ring.

I believe most of our commands that move to a far away position do set
the mark.





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