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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] save-excursion and Emacs 25

From: Mosè Giordano
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] save-excursion and Emacs 25
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2016 01:08:38 +0100

Hi Marcin,

2016-01-23 22:58 GMT+01:00 Marcin Borkowski <address@hidden>:
> On 2016-01-23, at 14:35, Mosè Giordano <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Dear Emacs 25 users,
>> I recently read in Marcin's blog that save-excursion's effect has been
>> changed in Emacs 25, so that now mark isn't preserved.  Of course we
>> use this form a lot, but I can't tell out of my head if there are
>> places where it's essential that mark is preserved.  Did you notice
>> some glitches when using AUCTeX due to this change?
> Just wondering...  Would searching for the string "mark" within any
> save-excursion forms be a good idea?  I mean, it might yield a lot of
> false positives, but I would guess not many real cases would slip
> through.  And it's better than just sitting around and waiting for some
> obscure bug to manifest itself.
> Would you want me to run such search?

I guess you have more experience than me in addressing this particular
problem, so if you volunteer to run the search it's fine with me,
otherwise I can try to do that in the following weeks.


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