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Re: C-u prefix behavior of TAB broken

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: C-u prefix behavior of TAB broken
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 21:40:41 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (x86_64-amd64-linux-gnu)

>> I have bound a key to the command that calls `indent-for-tab-command'
>> with a prefix argument, and when I accidently type it a close parenthesis,
>> it fails with the error "Containing expression ends prematurely".
> That sounds correct to me...

This is correct, but I thought this is not very useful.

>> I think it would be better not to fail at such places, and just indent
>> the current line without indenting the following sexp.
> Wouldn't it be a bit more elegant for you to change your command to
> do something like:
>    (condition-case err (indent-for-tab-command t)
>      (error (indent-for-tab-command)))

This is not a problem for me, but I doubted that displaying an error message
would be useful for someone who types `C-u TAB' at the wrong place.

Juri Linkov

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