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bug#16074: 24.3.50; enhancement request: Remove "pop" from command names


From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: bug#16074: 24.3.50; enhancement request: Remove "pop" from command names & doc for `C-(u|x) C-SPC'
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2019 07:40:37 +0200

Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> See http://stackoverflow.com/a/20427244/729907.
>>
>> The names and doc of the commands bound to `C-u C-SPC' and `C-x C-SPC'
>> are misleading, in that the commands do not really "pop" the marker
>> rings. They cycle the rings.  Markers are not removed from the rings
>> by such "popping".
>>
>> Emacs uses the verb "cycle" for this kind of behavior elsewhere.  The
>> same terminology should be used here also.  We should rename
>> `pop-global-mark' and rephrase the doc.
>
> Heh.  I didn't even know that they didn't pop, after all these years.
>
> Yes, renaming here seems like a good idea.

How about the attached patch?

Thanks,
Stefan Kangas

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