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bug#16828: 24.3.50; eval-expression, character representation of integer


From: npostavs
Subject: bug#16828: 24.3.50; eval-expression, character representation of integer results time-consuming
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:55:44 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> >
>> > So, under this proposal, is there any way to get the character for a
>> > single invocation of M-:, without setting the option, if I only need
>> > that sometimes?  Should there be such a way?
>> 
>> Isn't M-: (prin1-char value) sufficient?
>
> No, not after years of using "M-: #xNNNN RET".

If you want to keep muscle memory,

    (setq eval-expression-print-maximum-character most-positive-fixnum)

should give you back the old behaviour.  If you only want this only some
of the time, perhaps we should add a toggle-print-maximum-character
command?





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