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Re: hungry-delete in other modes

From: Christoph
Subject: Re: hungry-delete in other modes
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 22:58:56 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (windows-nt)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> For DEL at least, you can
>   (global-set-key [?\^?] 'backward-delete-char-untabify)
> and even control it via buffer-local settings of
> backward-delete-char-untabify-method.

I didnt know about backward-delete-char-untabify-method. I will have a
look at that.

> Because the CC-mode author wanted to provide the feature to all CC-mode
> users and/or did not make the effort to try and submit this feature for
> separate inclusion in Emacs.

So no technical or historical reason.

> Of course it's possible.  As a matter of fact we do have subword-mode,
> as well as electric-layout-mode.

It looks like subword-mode was created from cc-subword.el.It looks like
the hungry delete functions are pretty self contained and could be
factored out into a separate mode pretty easily. Maybe something to look
into for a future project.


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