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Re: better `up-list' for emacs-lisp, fundamental modes

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: better `up-list' for emacs-lisp, fundamental modes
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 12:57:50 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> While I'd love the added functionality of being able to hop out of a
> string in general, the main point of my report has to do with parens,
> not strings, like this situation --

In text mode, there are no strings, which is why it appears to work.

> (concat "this-is-a-string" "--this-is-too")
>              ^    ;=> up-list: Scan error: "Unbalanced parentheses", 656 771

Try this:

  (concat "hello (" var ") there")

with your suggestion of ignoring " (and hence in text-mode), in the above
scenario, you'd jump to the paren inside the string, which is wrong.


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