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Re: Any word in mail-mode is recognized as (thing-at-point 'symbol)

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Any word in mail-mode is recognized as (thing-at-point 'symbol)
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2023 19:46:53 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.2.9+54 (af2080d) (2022-11-21)

* Michael Heerdegen <> [2023-01-02 14:41]:
> Jean Louis <> writes:
> > Dear Drew,
> >
> > I find that any word I inspect in mail-mode and probably then in other
> > modes is detected as (thing-at-point 'symbol) even if it is not
> > symbol.
> >
> > What I expect is that (thing-at-point 'symbol) detects only Emacs Lisp
> > defined symbols.
> That's not what it does.  Whatever you mean by "defined symbol" you have
> to check yourself (e.g. using `intern-soft').

It becomes confusing. Is any word in any text buffer than "symbol"?


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