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Re: Default behaviour of RET.

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Default behaviour of RET.
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:59:54 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

> The point is that there are a near infinite number of invocations of
> `newline' in the wild, and an unknown proportion of these, possibly
> quite high, will depend on `newline' doing precisely what its doc string

but also possibly quite low.

> says.  Their existence makes the utility of electric-indent-mode, at the
> moment, questionable.

As long as we're in the "unknown proportion", we can't tell.

>> >> This discussion would benefit from actual examples of code that
>> >> fall into neither "do whatever RET does" nor "insert \n".
>> > See above.  Any code which is interested in filling (or, possibly, even
>> > margins, if anything actually uses these) will get broken by the
>> > `-and-indent'.
>> "any code which..." is not concrete.
> I've given you a concrete example of such code, several times.

Right, but I said "examples" not "example".  So far I've seen one
concrete example, from your ~/.emacs (i.e. a problem that will affect
O(1) user).  That's not very compelling.


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