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


From: Antonin Houska
Subject: bug#26049: 25.2; Extra lines not added to comment
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:52:21 +0200

address@hidden wrote:

> 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.

Thanks.

> >        (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
> comments...

I've just verified your approach - it does work too.

Yes, comments would be useful. For the test we're fixing now, the reason seems
to be to ensure that the last line of the comment can be broken w/o affecting
the following (non-comment) text. Perhaps someone else might come up with
better wording.

New version of the patch is attached.

-- 
Antonin Houska
Cybertec Schönig & Schönig GmbH
Gröhrmühlgasse 26
A-2700 Wiener Neustadt
Web: http://www.postgresql-support.de, http://www.cybertec.at

diff --git a/lisp/newcomment.el b/lisp/newcomment.el
new file mode 100644
index 1af8929..f2d9735
*** a/lisp/newcomment.el
--- b/lisp/newcomment.el
***************
*** 69,74 ****
--- 69,77 ----
  
  ;;; Code:
  
+ (eval-when-compile
+   (require 'subr-x))
+ 
  ;;;###autoload
  (defalias 'indent-for-comment 'comment-indent)
  ;;;###autoload
*************** the region rather than at left margin."
*** 1139,1144 ****
--- 1142,1150 ----
  
          ;; make the leading and trailing lines if requested
          (when lines
+           ;; Trim trailing whitespace from cs if there's some.
+             (setq cs (string-trim cs))
+ 
            (let ((csce
                   (comment-make-extra-lines
                    cs ce ccs cce min-indent max-indent block)))
*************** changed with `comment-style'."
*** 1209,1215 ****
           (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" end t)))))
  
      ;; don't add end-markers just because the user asked for `block'
      (unless (or lines (string= "" comment-end)) (setq block nil))
--- 1215,1221 ----
           (progn (goto-char end) (end-of-line) (skip-syntax-backward " ")
                  (<= (point) end))
           (or block (not (string= "" comment-end)))
!          (or block (progn (goto-char beg) (re-search-forward "$" end t)))))
  
      ;; don't add end-markers just because the user asked for `block'
      (unless (or lines (string= "" comment-end)) (setq block nil))

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