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Re: `save-point'

From: Gerd Moellmann
Subject: Re: `save-point'
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 14:46:04 +0100 (CET)
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Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> I would like a separate `save-point' form, that *just* saves and
> restores the current point, without all the whipped cream and who-the-
> hell-knows-*what's*-going-to-happen behavior of `save-excursion'.
> I think a majority of uses of save-excursion could use save-point instead.

Could you please elaborate in what respects save-point and
save-excursion differ?  What's the problem with save-excursion?

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