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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 13:36:32 -0300
Also, you could want to set allow-extend for mark-defun.
I will post a patch to 19665 including the original change and the
The (> (current-column) (current-indentation)) fix in this report
remains valid except you worked out a cleaner solution for 1, 2 and 3
On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 1:10 PM, Carlos Pita <address@hidden> wrote:
> Sorry for reopening this, Fabián. You're right in pointing that this
> bug was introduced by my fix to 19665. But AFAICS 19665 is indeed a
> bug: you want to go to the end of the defun line when the search is
> backward, in order to match arg defun including the current one.
> There is a more difficult problem here. Say * is the point:
> 1) You want C-M-a to move the point from def* to *def.
> 2) You want C-M-a to mode the point from *def to the previous definition.
> (1) is addressed by 19665.
> (2) is addressed by this report.
> Still, there is:
> 3) You want C-M-h both in def* and in *def to select the current
> defun. 19665 was intended to correct both cases (*def and def*), but
> my patch here breaks again the case *def (because for *def the
> selection reverts now to the pathological behavior described in 19665,
> just because of the additional condition in the guard, which should be
> kept anyway because of (2)).
> Note: I'm checking my assertions 1, 2 and 3 against the standard
> behavior of elisp mode, which I take as a reference. That's indeed the
> behavior there.
> More briefly: for C-M-a you want to distinguish between def* and *def,
> but for C-M-h you don't. The previous fix here and 19665 correctly
> address (1) and (2), and mostly address (3) except for the corner case
> *class, which I address in what follows.
> Looking at the definition of mark-defun one could clearly see what the
> problem is. Starting from *class, say, mark-defun will mark the
> previous defun and then check (if (> (point) opoint) to see that the
> selected defun was not the desired one. So it goes through the else
> part sending the point to the end of the class block and then moving
> backward one defun to select just the last method. I think we could
> fix this tweaking a bit the behavior of mark-defun, but -unusually-
> mark-defun allows for no local extension points. A simple advice could
> do the trick but I don't feel like adding an advice just for python
> sake to a globally and often used function. The last option I'm able
> figure out is to replace mark-defun in the python keymap. This is not
> perfect, as mark-defun could be used programatically also, but I
> believe it's good enough:
> (define-key map [remap mark-defun] 'python-mark-defun)
> (defun python-mark-defun ()
> (when (python-info-looking-at-beginning-of-defun)
> (end-of-line 1))
> Besides that, I want to emphazise that you still need:
> - (when (and (< arg 0)
> + (when (and (> arg 0)
> + (> (current-column) (current-indentation))