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Re: Word count in Emacs

From: B. T. Raven
Subject: Re: Word count in Emacs
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 18:23:25 -0500
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> M-x count- TAB

Using this I just find my own function. I think I looked at C-h f count
tab before defining this. Am I masking an original count-words function
in ver. 23.3?

> or 
> M-= (does exactly what you are trying to do here, I suppose)

That is count-lines-regions, returning no. of lines and chars, not words
unless it's been enhanced in ver. 24

Thanks, anyway


> "B. T. Raven" <> writes:
>> Can anyone give me a clue why the following doesn't print a number in
>> the mini-buffer or to the *Messages* buffer?:
>> (defun count-words (start end) ;; alias wce
>>     "Print number of words in the region."
>>     (interactive "r")
>>     (save-excursion
>>       (save-restriction
>>         (narrow-to-region start end)
>>         (goto-char (point-min))
>>         (count-matches "\\sw+"))))
>> an alias is assigned so that I can invoke with
>> M-x wce (word count emacs)
>> Thanks,
>> Ed

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