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bug#10614: [EXPERIMENTAL PATCH] Extending Isearch-repeat-forward/backwar

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#10614: [EXPERIMENTAL PATCH] Extending Isearch-repeat-forward/backward to support a prefix argument following suggesion by Juri Linkov
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:36:15 +1030
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Gideon Stupp <address@hidden> writes:

> This experimental patch implements a suggestion by Juri Linkov to
> extend isearch-repeat-forward/backward to support a prefix
> argument. Instead of pressing C-s / C-r multiple times it is possible
> with this patch to enter a prefix argument which runs the command
> multiple times for you. If a negative argument is given for
> isearch-repeat-forward then isearch-repeat-backward is run and visa
> versa. Visual hints are added to the matched strings to help figure
> out what argument should be given.

Hm...  I guess I can see why this would be attractive, but I'm a bit
sceptical.  Numeric prefixes make sense in many instances, but I would
myself never this "hm, I must repeat the search three times"...  I would
just hit `C-s' four times instead.  That seems faster and more

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