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Re: Something is rotten with end-of-line and move-end-of-line

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Something is rotten with end-of-line and move-end-of-line
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 21:52:35 +0200

> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 12:35:40 +0100
> Cc: address@hidden
> "Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden> writes:
> >     However this is supposed to be resolved: it does not appear to
> >     make much sense to have both move-end-of-line as well as
> >     end-of-line do exactly the same thing, one in Lisp, one in C.
> >
> > They are not the same; I wrote move-end-of-line because it needs to
> > be different.  It was to fix a bug.
> >
> > Unfortunately, I don't remember what the difference is.
> Neither do the doc strings remember the difference.  And that means
> that whatever bug you fixed by introducing the difference is bound to
> be repeated by others, since there is no way to guess which of the two
> functions is supposed to be used for what purpose.

There _is_ a way, albeit not an easy one: one could look at
emacs-devel archives around the time this change was committed, and
try to find the discussion which led to the change.

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