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bug#17281: 24.4.50; emacs hangs in next-line


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#17281: 24.4.50; emacs hangs in next-line
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:25:40 +0300

> Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:00:47 +0200
> From: "Stefan-W. Hahn" <address@hidden>
> Cc: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> 
> Mail von Eli Zaretskii, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 at 13:16:52 +0300:
> > Btw, just FYI, this code:
> > 
> >   (defun test ()
> >     (interactive)
> >     (goto-char (point-min))
> >     (save-match-data (re-search-forward "^$" nil t))
> >     (next-line 1))
> > 
> > doesn't do what you think.  next-line does TRT for the selected
> > window, but in this case the mode function 'test' runs when the buffer
> > that visits the file is not yet displayed in any window, certainly not
> > in the selected one.  You want to call forward-line instead.
> 
> Thx.
> 
> It's just an excerpt from
> 
> ;     $Id: post.el,v 1.10 2008/02/24 23:49:23 rreid Exp $
> ;; post.el --- Use (X?)Emacs(client) as an external editor for mail and news.
> 
> #+BEGIN_SRC elisp
> (defun post-goto-body ()
>   "Go to the beginning of the message body."
>   (interactive)
>   (goto-char (point-min))
>   ;; If the message has header, slide downward.
>   (and header-mode (save-match-data (re-search-forward "^$" nil t))
>        (next-line 1))
>   )
> #+END_SRC

If this function can be invoked when the message is not displayed in
the currently selected window, next-line will not work correctly,
because it assumes it's invoked in the selected window.  (It will
still do a perfect job in many cases, though, as long as the selected
window doesn't use any fonts or faces that significantly change the
size of the current line.)

> Is there a better mode for writing emails (I use mutt calling emacs for
> that).

There are many ways of using Emacs for email, but that's tangential to
the issue at point.

Is the original problem solved by the patch I showed?





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