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Re: what is the point of point-min?

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: what is the point of point-min?
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 12:34:35 -0600
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Jesper Harder wrote:

Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:
Besides the point-min confusion, kill-region should be called with
(region-beginning) and (region-end) which usually -- but not always
-- correspond to (point) and (mark).

Is this the way they work:

(defun region-beginning ()
  (min (point) (mark)))

(defun region-end ()
  (max (point) (mark)))

or are there other instances where `region-beginning' is different
from `point'?

That's not how they're implemented (see editfns.c), but the result is
the same according to The Region node of the Emacs Lisp manual.

Kevin Rodgers

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