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Re: Using Emacs' help system


From: Aidan Gauland
Subject: Re: Using Emacs' help system
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:48:10 +1300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Dan Espen <address@hidden> writes:
> Aidan Gauland <address@hidden> writes:
>> I think this is a case of obscure naming.  That function doesn't mention
>> in its docstring that it returns a character count as well.
>
> in 24.1.1 I see:
>
>   count-words-region is an interactive compiled Lisp function.
>
>   It is bound to M-=.
>
>   (count-words-region START END)
>
>   Count the number of words in the region.
>   If called interactively, print a message reporting the number of
>   lines, words, and chars in the region.
>   If called from Lisp, return the number of words between positions
>   START and END.
>
> Seems to mention characters.

Oh, so it does.  Guess it was a case of user error. :)


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