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bug#21072: 24.5; inconsistent behaviour of `C-M-h (mark-defun)' in Emacs

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: bug#21072: 24.5; inconsistent behaviour of `C-M-h (mark-defun)' in Emacs Lisp
Date: Fri, 06 May 2016 14:27:49 +0200
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.13; emacs

On 2016-05-04, at 16:45, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

>> From: Marcin Borkowski <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
>> Date: Tue, 03 May 2016 20:58:27 +0200
>> > Me, I think that the current behavior is a kind of feature, since it
>> > lets the user control whether the leading commentary before a function
>> > will or won't be marked.
>> I don't understand that.  How do I control that?
> By invoking the command before or after the commentary that precedes a
> function.

Sorry, but I still don't get it.  (I think this means at least that the
docs need rewording.)  Take this text:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
(defun spam ()

;; Lorem ipsum
(defun lorem-ipsum ()
  "Lorem ipsum."
  (message "Lorem ipsum."))
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

How do I place point so that `mark-defun' would mark `lorem-ipsum'
together with the comment before?


Marcin Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University

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