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Re: keyboard macro counter

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: keyboard macro counter
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2004 09:22:02 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:

> `(emacs)Keyboard Macro Counter' claims:
>       Each keyboard macro has an associated counter
> This is apparently wrong.  Each macro _that is a member of the
> keyboard macro ring_ as an associated counter.  Also, the counter used
> by a keyboard macro (say invoked using a keybinding or with M-x) is
> not the counter associated with that macro (even if it has one) but
> the counter associated with the current head of the macro ring.  That
> is the actual counter that will get inserted and incremented,
> regardless of the macro currently being executed.

That's a really good catch!!
And similar for the macro counter format.

> Is this for some reason designed behavior or is this a bug?

It is a bug.

The question is whether it really matters (personally, I never had the
need for that aspect of the macro counter feature).  So perhaps it
would be ok to just document the current behaviour (as a warning).

Fixing it is non-trivial, but let me look at it...

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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