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bug#26049: 25.2; Extra lines not added to comment


From: npostavs
Subject: bug#26049: 25.2; Extra lines not added to comment
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:29:37 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

Antonin Houska <address@hidden> writes:

> Even though I have the following customizations in place
>
>  '(comment-multi-line t)
>  '(comment-style (quote extra-line))
>
> comment-region command produces this
>
> /* some comment */
>
> rather than this
>
> /*
>  * some comment
>  */
>
> Attached is a patch that I use to fix the issue on my workstation. Besides
> fixing the (supposed) off-by-one error, the patch also removes trailing
> whitespace from the initial line of the comment ("/* "). (My knowledge of
> Elisp is not too advanced so I wonder if there's simpler way to trim
> whitespace from a string.)
>

You can use use `string-trim-right' from subr-x.

>          (progn (goto-char end) (end-of-line) (skip-syntax-backward " ")
>                 (<= (point) end))
>          (or block (not (string= "" comment-end)))
> !        (or block (progn (goto-char beg) (search-forward
> !                                              "\n"
> !                                              (min (1+ end) (point-max)) 
> t)))))

Maybe (re-search-forward "$" end t) is better?  It's a bit unclear to me
what exactly all those tests are looking for.  That code could use some
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