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Re: gnus-carpal-mode and mouse-autoselect-window

From: Klaus Zeitler
Subject: Re: gnus-carpal-mode and mouse-autoselect-window
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 14:33:02 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (usg-unix-v)

>>>>> "Richard" == Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
    Richard>     It seems to me as if set-window-point and goto-char don't do
    Richard>     the same thing.
    Richard> This is right--they are not the same.  set-window-point sets
    Richard> the point value of the window you specify, whether or not
    Richard> it is selected, and regardless of what buffer it is displaying.
    Richard> I thought this was clearly documented, but if you did not
    Richard> find it clear enough, can you show me the specific places
    Richard> in the manual which I should clarify?

I was trying to understand an odd behavior (under some, I have to admit,
rather obscure circumstances) in a buffer automatically created by Gnus,
that I could fix for me when I replaced set-window-point with goto-char
in a Gnus function.

And no the elisp docu looks good to me. I had only used describe-function
to see what set-window-point is doing.

BTW while reading the function's docu, I jumped to node "Positions" and
read about positions and markers. The 2nd paragraph contains:

"Functions that expect an argument to be a position (an integer), but accept a
 marker as a substitute, normally ignore the marker buffer."

The meaning of this sentence isn't clear to me.

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