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Re: binding c-h in isearch

From: joakim
Subject: Re: binding c-h in isearch
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 21:25:06 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> It is difficult to remmeber all nice features of isearch.
>> Would it be possible to bind c-h to isearch-mode-help in isearch?
> There's the following code in isearch.el:
>     ;; Turned off because I find I expect to get the global definition--rms.
>     ;; ;; Instead bind C-h to special help command for isearch-mode.
>     ;; (define-key map "\C-h" 'isearch-mode-help)
> So it seems that Richard found it inconvenient.  Could someone try and
> work out some clever way to reconcile the two functionalities?
> E.g. provide the generic help on C-h but the isearch-specific help on
> C-h C-h, or vice versa?

For instance checkdoc, included in emacs, uses c-h as a local help key.
calc uses "h" or "?" for local help. isearch has a local help function
but no binding.

Would it be possible to find some consistent convention for local-help
keybindings? Maybe "c-h q" for quick-help?

>         Stefan
Joakim Verona

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