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bug#13122: save-excursion not saving point


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#13122: save-excursion not saving point
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 11:59:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)

On Apr 27 2019, Tino Calancha <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Sat, 27 Apr 2019, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>
>>> From: Tino Calancha <address@hidden>
>>> Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 04:53:56 +0900
>>>
>>> ;; Following expression should eval as non-nil
>>> (let ((pos 3))
>>>   (with-temp-buffer
>>>     (insert "abcdef")
>>>     (goto-char pos)
>>>     (save-excursion (transpose-chars 2))
>>>     (= pos (point))))
>>> => nil
>
> I read that warning; maybe getting `nil' is above is expected; if that's
> the case then we can close the report again.

Since the form inside save-excursion can modify the text before point,
there is never a guarantee that the numeric value of point stays the
same.  And if point points inside the modified text, it is generally
unspecified how point moves during the modification.

Andreas.

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