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