GNU bug report logs - #18069
24.4.50; doc of rectangle highlighting & redisplay code

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Package: emacs; Severity: minor; Reported by: Drew Adams <drew.adams@HIDDEN>; dated Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:02:02 UTC; Maintainer for emacs is bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN.

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Subject: 24.4.50; doc of rectangle highlighting & redisplay code
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The doc is, well, missing.

Nothing for the advice of `redisplay-(un)highlight-region-function' or
`region-extract-function', or for those variable themselves, or for the
functions used to advise them (`rectangle--highlight-for-redisplay', for
example).

Nothing for `redisplay--update-region-highlight(s)', or other funtions
that use those `*-function' vars, or for `pre-redisplay-function', which
uses `redisplay--update-region-highlight'.

IOW, nothing for anything that does region (un)highlighting redisplay,
including `deactivate-mark' (which has a doc string, but whose doc
string does not cover this new part of its behavior).

None of the so-called "New rectangle integration with kill-ring"
behavior is documented in doc strings.  It is also not documented in
NEWS, AFAICT.

This code change represents a change in user-visible behavior, and it
should be documented.


[It's a shame that Emacs Dev has increasingly neglected to add helpful
 doc strings (IMHO).  The originator of the self-documenting editor is
 no longer watching closely, and developers will be developers, I
 suppose...  Too bad.

 BTW, why is Emacs code simply using `add-function' all over the place
 now, instead of actually adding the code to the functions?  Is advice
 the new normal for Emacs code maintenance?]


In GNU Emacs 24.4.50.1 (i686-pc-mingw32)
 of 2014-06-28 on ODIEONE
Bzr revision: 117431 rgm@HIDDEN
Windowing system distributor `Microsoft Corp.', version 6.1.7601
Configured using:
 `configure --prefix=3D/c/Devel/emacs/snapshot/trunk
 --enable-checking=3Dyes,glyphs 'CFLAGS=3D-O0 -g3'
 LDFLAGS=3D-Lc:/Devel/emacs/lib 'CPPFLAGS=3D-DGC_MCHECK=3D1
 -Ic:/Devel/emacs/include''




Acknowledgement sent to Drew Adams <drew.adams@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN:
bug#18069; Package emacs. Full text available.
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