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Re: delete the first few chars of each line


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: delete the first few chars of each line
Date: 21 Sep 2003 21:51:47 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Zimmen Gnauh <address@hidden> writes:

>   To delete the first 10 chars of a line. Is there any simpler way
> than the following:
> 
> (let beg (progn (beginning-of-line) (point))
>         (delete-region beg 10))

This is a trick question.  The code above does something completely
different.

I'd probably do something like
(progn
  (beginning-of-line)
  (delete-region (point) (+ 10 (point))))

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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