Commit 93607efd authored by Kim F. Storm's avatar Kim F. Storm

Added command remapping.

parent 9c874d82
......@@ -136,6 +136,27 @@ C-h C-e displays the PROBLEMS file.
The info-search bindings on C-h C-f, C-h C-k and C-h C-i
have been moved to C-h F, C-h K and C-h S.
C-h c, C-h k, C-h w, and C-h f now handle remapped interactive commands.
- C-h c and C-h k report the actual command (after possible remapping)
run by the key sequence.
- C-h w and C-h f on a command which has been remapped now report the
command it is remapped to, and the keys which can be used to run
that command.
For example, if C-k is bound to kill-line, and kill-line is remapped
to new-kill-line, these commands now report:
- C-h c and C-h k C-k reports:
C-k runs the command new-kill-line
- C-h w and C-h f kill-line reports:
kill-line is remapped to new-kill-line which is on C-k, <deleteline>
- C-h w and C-h f new-kill-line reports:
new-kill-line is on C-k
** C-w in incremental search now grabs either a character or a word,
making the decision in a heuristic way. This new job is done by the
command `isearch-yank-word-or-char'. To restore the old behavior,
......@@ -416,6 +437,66 @@ SQL buffer.
* Lisp Changes in Emacs 21.3
** Interactive commands can be remapped through keymaps.
This is an alternative to using defadvice or substitute-key-definition
to modify the behaviour of a key binding using the normal keymap
binding and lookup functionality.
When a key sequence is bound to a command, and that command is
remapped to another command, that command is run instead of the
original command.
Suppose that minor mode my-mode has defined the commands
my-kill-line and my-kill-word, and it wants C-k (and any other key
bound to kill-line) to run the command my-kill-line instead of
kill-line, and likewise it wants to run my-kill-word instead of
Instead of rebinding C-k and the other keys in the minor mode map,
command remapping allows you to directly map kill-line into
my-kill-line and kill-word into my-kill-word through the minor mode
map using define-key:
(define-key my-mode-map 'kill-line 'my-kill-line)
(define-key my-mode-map 'kill-word 'my-kill-word)
Now, when my-mode is enabled, and the user enters C-k or M-d,
the commands my-kill-line and my-kill-word are run.
Notice that only one level of remapping is supported. In the above
example, this means that if my-kill-line is remapped to other-kill,
then C-k still runs my-kill-line.
The following changes have been made to provide command remapping:
- define-key now accepts a command name as the KEY argument.
This identifies the command to be remapped in the specified keymap.
This is equivalent to specifying the command name as the only
element of a vector, e.g [kill-line], except that when KEY is a
symbol, the DEF argument must also be a symbol.
- In calls from Lisp, global-set-key, global-unset-key, local-set-key,
and local-unset-key also accept a command name as the KEY argument.
- key-binding now remaps interactive commands unless the optional
third argument NO-REMAP is non-nil. It also accepts a command name
as the KEY argument.
- lookup-key now accepts a command name as the KEY argument.
- where-is-internal now returns nil for a remapped command (e.g.
kill-line if my-mode is enabled), and the actual key binding for
the command it is remapped to (e.g. C-k for my-kill-line).
It also has a new optional fifth argument, NO-REMAP, which inhibits
remapping if non-nil (e.g. it returns C-k for kill-line and
<kill-line> for my-kill-line).
- The new variable `this-original-command' contains the original
command before remapping. It is equal to `this-command' when the
command was not remapped.
** Atomic change groups.
To perform some changes in the current buffer "atomically" so that
2002-02-06 Kim F. Storm <>
* help.el (where-is): Report remapped commands.
* help-fns.el (describe-function-1): Ditto.
* subr.el (global-set-key, local-set-key): Accept a symbol for the
KEY argument (like define-key).
2002-02-06 Pavel Jan,Bm(Bk <>
* textmodes/flyspell.el (flyspell-insert-function): Doc fix.
2002-02-06 Kim F. Storm <>
* keymap.c (Fdefine_key): Allow symbol as KEY argument for
defining command remapping. Doc updated.
(Flookup_key): Remap command through keymap if KEY is a symbol.
(is_command_symbol): New function.
(Fkey_binding): Use it. New optional argument NO-REMAP. Doc
updated. Callers changed. Perform command remapping via
recursive call unless that arg is non-nil.
(where_is_internal): New argument no_remap. Callers changed.
Call recursively to find original key bindings for a remapped
comand unless that arg is non-nil.
(Fwhere_is_internal): New optional argument NO-REMAP. Doc
updated. Callers changed. Pass arg to where_is_internal.
* keymap.h (Fkey_binding, Fwhere_is_internal): Update prototype.
(is_command_symbol): Added prototype.
* keyboard.c (Vthis_original_command): New variable.
(syms_of_keyboard): DEFVAR_LISP it.
(command_loop_1): Set it, and perform command remapping.
2002-02-06 Pavel Jan,Bm(Bk <>
* keyboard.c (recursive_edit_1): Call cancel_hourglass
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