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Re: Could anyone tackle Emacs bug#23794 in sort-lines before Emacs 26 is


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Could anyone tackle Emacs bug#23794 in sort-lines before Emacs 26 is released?
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:38:14 +0300

> From: John Wiegley <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:59:54 -0700
> Cc: address@hidden, emacs-devel <address@hidden>
> 
> >>>>> "RW" == Robert Weiner <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> RW> I think this is a bug that should be eliminated before Emacs 26 goes live
> RW> so it does not impact people with large outlines who might sort them and
> RW> get the wrong results but not notice until their data has been corrupted
> RW> for a while and they can't get back to the original proper hierarchical
> RW> associations.‚Äč
> 
> This does seem like something worth fixing in 26. Do you have a sense of how
> large a change this might be?

You can see it here:

  https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=23794#20

It lacks documentation bits.  And I'd be glad to see someone else
commenting on the problem and the solution.

Btw: the problem was not introduced in Emacs 25, as Robert says, it
was introduced much earlier, in Emacs 22.



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