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Re: Various simple.el patches

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Various simple.el patches
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 21:04:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:

> Kai Grossjohann wrote:
>    I vote for including this code in Emacs.  Do you want to install it?
> I currently have no write access to the Emacs CVS.  I may or may not
> want such access depending on exactly how much CVS knowledge is
> necessary to commit changes without fear of doing some horrible
> stupidities.  (I currently know no more CVS than necessary to check
> out the CVS from Savannah.)  I just come to write Richard about this.

Okay.  I'm sure someone else can/will commit it.

>    (Minor question: are the save-excursions necessary?  I don't know if
>    it is desirable to try to minimize them.)
> They are necessary for read-only buffers.  Otherwise, you wind up
> moving over the same text twice and copying it twice to the kill ring.

Ah!  Okay, then.  As you say, it is much better to just leave in the
save-excursion than to make the code more complex.  Thanks for the

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