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Re: move-beginning-of-line moves to the very beginning instead of where
Re: move-beginning-of-line moves to the very beginning instead of where it should
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 21:01:23 -0800 (PST)
Thanks Emanuel and Stefan.
Finally the problem sort of solved itself, and i'm posting just in case
somebody else has this problem and is trawling the net for a clue like i was.
Just to recap, the problem was the control-A in the shell
(move-beginning-of-line) would quit working for me when using emacs on the mac.
It would always start out working, but after a session was up for some
time---an hour to a few days to a few weeks---it would begin misbehaving by
going all the way to the beginning of the line, instead of stopping at the end
of the shell prompt.
But the problem never happened on ubuntu or any other system.
I tried following some of the very good advice given here about how to debug
the elisp code but could not get to the bottom of it.
But then somebody (Juan Leon) yesterday posted the same issue on
emacs.stackexchange.com, and somebody else (abo-abo) suggested looking at
inhibit-field-text-motion. And that turned out to be my problem: i had a
function which temporarily set that variable to t, but sometimes i interrupted
the function---and in those cases (naturally) control-A would quit working
properly. And it never showed up on ubuntu, because on ubuntu i had an
alternative to that function.
So thanks again everybody!
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