Commit a5785534 authored by Stefan Monnier's avatar Stefan Monnier
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(goto-line): Fix up docstring.

parent dfd4e693
......@@ -847,12 +847,15 @@ that uses or sets the mark."
"Goto LINE, counting from line 1 at beginning of buffer.
Normally, move point in the current buffer, and leave mark at the
previous position. With just \\[universal-argument] as argument,
move point in the most recently selected other buffer, and switch
to it. When called from Lisp code, the optional argument BUFFER
specifies a buffer to switch to.
move point in the most recently selected other buffer, and switch to it.
If there's a number in the buffer at point, it is the default for
LINE."
If there's a number in the buffer at point, it is the default for LINE.
This function is usually the wrong thing to use in a Lisp program.
What you probably want instead is something like:
(goto-char (point-min)) (forward-line (1- N))
If at all possible, an even better solution is to use char counts
rather than line counts."
(interactive
(if (and current-prefix-arg (not (consp current-prefix-arg)))
(list (prefix-numeric-value current-prefix-arg))
......@@ -892,7 +895,7 @@ LINE."
;; Move to the specified line number in that buffer.
(save-restriction
(widen)
(goto-char 1)
(goto-char (point-min))
(if (eq selective-display t)
(re-search-forward "[\n\C-m]" nil 'end (1- line))
(forward-line (1- line)))))
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