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Re: Recentish C-s M-y change

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Recentish C-s M-y change
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 20:19:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>>> Many commands in isearch-mode-map explicitly allow and use a prefix
>>> argument (C-q, C-r, C-s, C-w, ...).  isearch-yank-kill (C-y) and
>>> isearch-yank-pop (M-y) accept one, but it is unused.  I don't see what
>>> meaning could be attached to a numeric argument to isearch-yank-kill or
>>> isearch-yank-pop, so I think that using C-u to start an interactive
>>> selection with these two commands would make sense.
>> The problem is that C-u has other meaning in 'C-u M-y' where it puts
>> point at beginning and mark at end.
> Are you sure?  I don't see this, I do not see any difference between C-s
> M-y and C-s C-u M-y.

I meant the global C-u M-y.  But since its global meaning makes no sense
in isearch, I added C-s C-u M-y as you suggested.

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