Bob Shanley <rjshanle...
> ; These do not:
> ; (defun eol ( ) (end-of-line) (point))
> ; (search-forward ");" (eol))
> ; (let ( (n (eol)) ) (message "this is the value %d" n) (search-forward ");" n))
> ; They result in a Search failed: ");" and point moves to end of line
> ; What am I missing?
The `end-of-line' call already moves point to the end of line, thus you
bound the search to the same position where it starts. Try this
definition of `eol'.
(defun eol ()
,----[ C-h f save-excursion RET ]
| save-excursion is a special form in `C source code'.
| (save-excursion &rest BODY)
| Save point, mark, and current buffer; execute BODY; restore those things.
| Executes BODY just like `progn'.
| The values of point, mark and the current buffer are restored
| even in case of abnormal exit (throw or error).
| The state of activation of the mark is also restored.
| This construct does not save `deactivate-mark', and therefore
| functions that change the buffer will still cause deactivation
| of the mark at the end of the command. To prevent that, bind
| `deactivate-mark' with `let'.
| If you only want to save the current buffer but not point nor mark,
| then just use `save-current-buffer', or even `with-current-buffer'.