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Re: [Emacs-diffs] comment-cache 223d16f 2/3: Apply `comment-depth' text

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] comment-cache 223d16f 2/3: Apply `comment-depth' text properties when calling `back_comment'.
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 22:24:00 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)

Hello again, Richard.

On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 04:20:28PM -0500, Richard Stallman wrote:
> [[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
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>   > > Thus, before you talk about "fixing" this, would you please
>   > > state what behavior you want to implement?

>   > That moving backwards over comments and strings will do the Right Thing,
>   > even when those literals contain parentheses in column 0.

> We are miscommunicating.  That's your desideratum.  Ok.  But what I'm
> asking for is a complete clear proposal for the change in behavior in
> Emacs.

There should be no change in Emacs's visible behaviour, beyond
correction of some bugs.

> For instance, what would C-M-a do?  What would C-M-e do?

They would do the same as they currently do - except where an
inadvertant paren in C0 currently prevents the correct behaviour.

> -- 
> Dr Richard Stallman
> President, Free Software Foundation (gnu.org, fsf.org)
> Internet Hall-of-Famer (internethalloffame.org)
> Skype: No way! See stallman.org/skype.html.

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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