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From: Niels Giesen <niels.giesen@gmail.com>
To: Michael Brand <michael.ch.brand@gmail.com>
Cc: Org Mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: understanding the function outline-level
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 20:33:36 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <BANLkTinrHF7FUBSEqZ=HD0O0GiTXzrbYSA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <BANLkTikSyCCo8SW3kGK95O1s+SajdA8v+Q@mail.gmail.com>

Hi Michael,

match data get set by searches. One can inhibit match-data being
cluttered by using the `save-match-data' macro (you should probably do
so when using searches in a lisp program).

Outline.el seems to make very frequent use of this 'global' data;
instead of passing this data on via function arguments or so, it
depends on this dynamically set data, which makes it very hard to see
who does what.

Some prodding about led me to believe the searching in
`outline-back-to-heading' is your suspect (but I have not investigated
this further). At least


Returns a reasonable answer each time I run it.

(info "(Elisp)Match Data")

May be of interest to you.

On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 6:23 PM, Michael Brand
<michael.ch.brand@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all
> I am on the way of tracking down an (Org?) buglet and now
> outline-level tries to strike me with my lack of experience with
> "Match Data" of Emacs search and I would like to ask for some help to
> understand.
> M-: (outline-level) returns a value that I don't understand yet. The
> number does not correspond to the amount of stars and is independent
> of at the beginning of which line the point was before. And when I
> look at the implementation of outline-level I am missing a function
> that initializes the "Match Data". Where is that last search or match
> operation?
> Michael


  parent reply	other threads:[~2011-06-07 18:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-06-07 16:23 understanding the function outline-level Michael Brand
2011-06-07 17:54 ` Jambunathan K
2011-06-07 18:33 ` Niels Giesen [this message]
2011-06-09  7:04   ` Michael Brand
2011-06-09  7:51   ` Carsten Dominik
2011-06-07 20:30 ` Aankhen

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