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Re: C-u prefix behavior of TAB broken

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: C-u prefix behavior of TAB broken
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:56:42 +0900

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:
> This is correct, but I thought this is not very useful.
>>    (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.

I dunno, I'd think if someone types C-u before TAB, they do so
intentionally, thinking there's a balanced expression following, and
would like to know if something's screwy.

In the example you gave it's really obvious what the problem is, but
what if there's actually a non-trivial unbalanced expresison following?
It seems useful to give an error that says it can't find a balanced
expression rather than silently ignoring the C-u in that case...


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The error message could be a bit more friendly though...


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