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Re: `*' interactive spec in some text-killing functions

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: `*' interactive spec in some text-killing functions
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 07:23:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 6/28/07, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Why would you want to do that?  In what situation would the user
>> derive any benefit from that?
> In the same situation that doing PgUp when at the beginning of the
> buffer would present him with a message "Beginning of buffer".

No, it wouldn't.  Page Up is _not_ executed at the beginning of
buffer, and the message gives the reason.  But Emacs _can_ toggle
overwrite-mode, it _does_ so, and it displays this in the mode line.
There _is_ a permanent effect, and the command behaves as usual.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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