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Re: digit-argument and inserting numbers

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: digit-argument and inserting numbers
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 23:34:03 +0200
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Chong Yidong wrote:
> In bug#771, Jay Belanger pointed out a problem with digit-argument:
>> "M-5 0 x" would print 0 five times, followed by an x. However, "M-5 0
>> x" will print x fifty times.
> The problem is that there isn't an easy way to print `0' five times,

00000 ;-)

> using either digit-argument or C-u.

More seriously I would suggest something like

  "M-5 C-q 0"

This feels rather mnemonic too me.

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