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Re: mark-whole-buffer and unnecessary (point) call

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: mark-whole-buffer and unnecessary (point) call
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 11:55:47 +0200

> From: dptd dptd <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 11:37:47 +0200
> Hello everyone,
> This is my first e-mail to the emacs-devel so I hope my question will not be 
> the stupidest one in this mailing
> list history. I am an Emacs newbie but I love it. I am also very interested 
> in the lispy languages and this is why
> I am learning elisp - I want to contribute.

Welcome aboard, and thanks in advance!

> I have checked the newest source from the git repo and this (point) call is 
> still there. I removed it, evaluated
> and checked if the function still works and yes - it works. Is there any 
> reason why this call is still there? I was
> wondering if I could / should remove it and submit my first change request. 
> However I assume that I do not
> understand something here because everyone who have read this introduction 
> knows about it.

Searching for "(push-mark (point))" finds 28 hits in the Emacs Lisp
files, so the above is not the only one.

I have no idea why the corresponding authors didn't omit the argument.

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