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Re: address@hidden: `c-indent-command' in a rare case]

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: address@hidden: `c-indent-command' in a rare case]
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 00:38:22 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Huh?  Contrary to skip-chars-forward, forward-line returns the number of
>     lines remaining, not the "decrease in the number of lines remaining".
>     I.e. (zerop (forward-line 1)) is often used to check that forward-line has
>     indeed moved.
>     I agree with Martin that it would be better to not return 0 when it has 
> moved
>     but hasn't managed to move to a different line.
> Ok, I agree.
> Would someone like to change this?
> It is important to check that the various callers that look
> at the return value will still work.  But I tend to think they
> mostly will, because this change would increase the consistency
> of the return value.

As David pointed out, count-lines and line-number-at-pos both depend
on the current behaviour in case the last line has no newline.

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

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