Commit 2eb4136f authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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distribution, and also the latest versions are available individually via
anonymous FTP (prep.ai.mit.edu:pub/gnu/GNUinfo/):
APPLE -- Why the FSF doesn't support GNU Emacs on Apple computers
DISTRIB -- GNU Emacs Availability Information,
including the popular "Free Software Foundation Order Form"
FTP -- How to get GNU Software by Internet FTP or by UUCP
......@@ -922,31 +921,9 @@ Common Things People Want To Do
Use "C-h v" (M-x describe-variable) to check the value of variables which
you are trying to set or use.
28: How do I make Emacs display the current line (or column) number?
To find out what line of the buffer you are on right now, do "M-x
what-line". Use "M-x goto-line" to go to a specific line. To find the
current column number, type "M-ESC (current-column)".
If you use these commands often, you might want to bind them to a key.
See question 104 for instructions on how to do that.
Typing "C-x l" (or M-x count-lines-page) will also tell you what line you
are on, provided the buffer isn't separated into "pages" with C-l
characters. In that case, it will only tell you what line of the current
"page" you are on.
28: How do I make Emacs display the current column number?
To have Emacs automatically display the current line number of the point
in the mode line, do "M-x line-number-mode". You can also put the form
(setq line-number-mode t)
in your .emacs file to achieve this whenever you start Emacs. Note that
Emacs will not display the line number if the buffer is larger than the
value of the variable line-number-display-limit.
None of the vi emulation modes provide the `set number' capability of vi
(as far as we know).
Do M-x column-number-mode.
29: How do I turn on abbrevs by default just in mode XXX?
......@@ -971,7 +948,7 @@ Common Things People Want To Do
If you want auto-fill mode on in all major modes, do this:
(setq-default auto-fill-hook 'do-auto-fill)
(setq-default auto-fill-function 'do-auto-fill)
31: How do I make Emacs use a certain major mode for certain files?
......@@ -1340,7 +1317,7 @@ Common Things People Want To Do
* Typing "C-x C-e" in any buffer evaluates the Lisp form immediately
before point and prints its value in the echo area.
* Typing M-ESC or M-x eval-expression allows you to type a Lisp form in
* Typing M-: or M-x eval-expression allows you to type a Lisp form in
the minibuffer which will be evaluated.
* You can use M-x load-file to have Emacs evaluate all the Lisp forms in
......@@ -2058,12 +2035,24 @@ Finding/Getting Emacs and Related Packages
88: Where can I get Emacs for my Apple computer?
The FSF is a participant in a boycott of Apple because of Apple's "look
and feel" copyright suits. See the file etc/APPLE for more details.
Because of this boycott, the FSF doesn't include support in GNU software
for Apple computers such as the Macintosh.
Please don't help people port or develop software for Apple computers.
There used to be a boycott of Apple because of its "look and feel"
lawsuit. The lawsuit failed, and the boycott is over.
Currently the GNU project treats Apple like other computer companies.
Since the Mac operating system is very different from Unix and GNU,
support for it would be a big job. And this job would be tangential
to the GNU project's goals. Meanwhile, we don't have the resources
to do all we want to do on supporting Emacs for GNU-like systems.
So if we had to do work on support for the Macintosh, that would
directly harm the GNU project.
Of course, the same is true for MSDOS and Windows NT. We decided to
incorporate support for those systems because the code was very modular,
because volunteers not only wrote all the code but also investigate
all the bugs reported on those systems, and because we hoped that we
will be able to raise funds for GNU using these versions, and in this
way these ports will make up for the effort that they took. (We still
hope so, but it has not happened yet.)
89: Where do I get Emacs that runs on VMS under DECwindows?
......@@ -2918,7 +2907,7 @@ Mail and News
* Emacs normally only reads the `.mailrc' file once per session, when you
start to compose your first mail message. If you edit .mailrc, you can
type "M-ESC (build-mail-aliases) RET" to make Emacs reread .mailrc.
type "M-: (build-mail-aliases) RET" to make Emacs reread .mailrc.
(You have to include the parentheses where they are shown!)
* Emacs does not interpret vendor-specific additions to the format of the
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......@@ -1846,17 +1846,22 @@ from the terminal---not counting those generated by keyboard macros.
The lowest level functions for command input are those that read a
single event.
@defun read-event
@defun read-event &optional prompt suppress-input-method
This function reads and returns the next event of command input, waiting
if necessary until an event is available. Events can come directly from
the user or from a keyboard macro.
The function @code{read-event} does not display any message to indicate
it is waiting for input; use @code{message} first, if you wish to
display one. If you have not displayed a message, @code{read-event}
If @var{prompt} is non-@code{nil}, it should be a string to display in
the echo area as a prompt. Otherwise, @code{read-event} does not
display any message to indicate it is waiting for input; instead, it
prompts by echoing: it displays descriptions of the events that led to
or were read by the current command. @xref{The Echo Area}.
If @var{suppress-input-method} is non-@code{nil}, then the current input
method is disabled for reading this event. If you want to read an event
without input-method processing, always do it this way; don't try binding
@code{input-method-function} (see below).
If @code{cursor-in-echo-area} is non-@code{nil}, then @code{read-event}
moves the cursor temporarily to the echo area, to the end of any message
displayed there. Otherwise @code{read-event} does not move the cursor.
......@@ -1917,6 +1922,12 @@ passing the event as an argument.
@defvar input-method-function
If this is non-@code{nil}, its value specifies the current input method
function.
@strong{Note:} Don't bind this variable with @code{let}. It is often
buffer-local, and if you bind it around reading input (which is exactly
when you @emph{would} bind it), switching buffers asynchronously while
Emacs is waiting will cause the value to be restored in the wrong
buffer.
@end defvar
The input method function should return a list of events which should
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......@@ -606,6 +606,9 @@ value shortly after the function call which stores the value you are
interested in.
@end defvar
The variable @code{selection-coding-system} specifies how to encode
selections for the window system. @xref{Window System Selections}.
@node Lisp and Coding Systems
@subsection Coding Systems in Lisp
......@@ -985,8 +988,10 @@ decoded text. To make explicit decoding useful, the contents of
@subsection Terminal I/O Encoding
Emacs can decode keyboard input using a coding system, and encode
terminal output. This kind of decoding and encoding does not set
@code{last-coding-system-used}.
terminal output. This is useful for terminals that transmit or display
text using a particular encoding such as Latin-1. Emacs does not set
@code{last-coding-system-used} for encoding or decoding for the
terminal.
@defun keyboard-coding-system
@tindex keyboard-coding-system
......@@ -1144,4 +1149,5 @@ told, the arguments to @var{activate-func} are @var{input-method} and
the @var{args}.
@end defvar
The fundamental interface to input methods is through the
variable @code{input-method-function}. @xref{Reading One Event}.
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