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Re: Searching for line beginning

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Searching for line beginning
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2022 13:37:56 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

> You can disable that by binding inhibit-field-text-motion.

I know, but nobody does that.  (And it's still 40% slower than
`forward-line' -- but that can be fixed by checking for that earlier
instead of always calling Fconstrain_to_field.)

> line-beginning-position is also needed in handling UI, so it needs to
> serve double duty.  If the application doesn't need to cater to
> fields, it can disable that, see above.

If we want to fix this, I think we should just introduce two new
functions for "real" bol/eol, because this is already awkward enough.

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