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Re: Key binding M-g should really be goto-line autolearn=noversion=3.0.2

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Key binding M-g should really be goto-line autolearn=noversion=3.0.2 autolearn=no version=3.0.2
Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2005 22:58:17 +0100
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"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>     > it might be generally useful to have a command that picks up the
>     > line-number from the text at point (whenever that text can be
>     > parsed as a numeral) and does `goto-line' in buffer
>     > `(other-buffer (current-buffer) t)'.
>     We already have that, it's compilation-minor-mode.
> Looking at the code for compilation-minor-mode (as I'm inexperienced with
> it), I see no connection with what I suggested. That mode appears to work
> only in buffers that can be parsed to work with next-error etc.

Sorry, I misunderstood your suggestion.

> What I suggested was a simple command to pick up a numeral from any buffer,
> regardless of what the numeral might mean in that buffer. It would be
> rudimentary, but would do at least what people are doing with `goto-line',
> without requiring them to key in the line number. A minor suggestion -
> that's all.

You already don't have to type the number, just mark, copy and paste it.


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