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I am using beginning-of-buffer to the jump beginning of a buffer.

Is it possible to achive same behavior but to the first line under the import or from` section in the Python mode.

In this example I want to jump to 17th line. There could be multiple modules under from ... import ( and there could be also a new-line in between from ... and import... lines.

1:  #!/usr/bin/env python3
2: 
3:  import os
4:  import sys
5:  import textwrap
6:  import time
7:  from broker.utils.tools import log
8: 
9:  import zc.lockfile
10: from ipdb import launch_ipdb_on_exception
11: 
12: from broker.utils import (
13:     CacheType,
14:     StorageID,
15: )
16:
17: # <== jump here
18: 
19: def _main():
20:     from my_module.utils.tools import work
21:
22:     work()
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  • What have you tried so far?
    – Dan
    Commented Oct 26, 2021 at 15:51
  • I have not tried anything due to my lack of knowledge in lisp coding.
    – alper
    Commented Oct 26, 2021 at 16:10

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I am not aware of some existing function that does this. But there are many simple ways to achieve this; two commands you could use are:

EDIT in response to your first comment

So I guess after finding the last "import", you could just continue to look for the first empty line.

SECOND EDIT in response to your second comment

To exclude 'searching for/from' "import"s in 'the body' of the file, we can just limit the range for the search to "import", e.g. as follows:

(defun my-alternative-jump-to-end-of-imports ()
  (interactive)
  (goto-char (point-min))
  (let (end)
    (save-excursion
      (forward-line 3)
      (setq end (point)))
    (while (search-forward "import" end t)
      (save-excursion
        (forward-line 3)
        (setq end (point))))
    (while (and (not (eobp))
                (not (member (thing-at-point 'line t) '("" "\n"))))
      (forward-line))
    (if (bolp)
        (forward-line)
      (insert "\n\n"))))

You can play a little with the number of lines for searching forward. It is not perfect, but I guess it works fine for 99% of the cases.

END EDITS

I would suggest that you take some time to read a few chapters of An Introduction to Programming in Emacs Lisp (or read it right inside of Emacs) and study the above functions; it is not so much work, and Emacs becomes so much more fun to use.

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  • Thank you, I will study the referenced book. If there is new-line in between the from and import lines it jumps into first new-line location. Would it be possible to pass over those new-lines as well? I updated my question based on that. Seems like complexity of the question increased :(
    – alper
    Commented Oct 27, 2021 at 10:35
  • I've edited the answer in response to your comment Commented Oct 27, 2021 at 12:05
  • Ah if there is something like from my_module.imports import connect at the bottom of page inside a module(def main(): ) it jumps below that instead of the top modules (I have updated my question according to that as well). I will find way to ignore that , other than it works great
    – alper
    Commented Oct 27, 2021 at 12:30
  • Okay... I've updated the answer Commented Oct 27, 2021 at 14:21
  • 1
    Thank you, I appreciated your patient help
    – alper
    Commented Oct 27, 2021 at 14:45

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