bug#42430: 26.3; Document `ring-next' and `ring-previous' in (elisp) Rings
> Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2020 19:32:52 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Drew Adams <[hidden email]>
> See this question:
> https://emacs.stackexchange.com/q/59726/105 >
> As the asker notes, the doc refers to ring "rotation", but it says
> nothing about how to rotate the ring (cycle to the next/previous
The manual says:
For yanking, one entry in the kill ring is designated the front of
the ring. Some yank commands rotate the ring by designating a different
element as the front. But this virtual rotation doesn’t change the list
itself—the most recent entry always comes first in the list.
That's all. I don't see any reason to expand this description of a
"virtual rotation", since that would require bringing many internal
details into the ELisp manual, with no apparent gain.