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Re: emacs insert icrement numbers


From: Pascal Bourguignon
Subject: Re: emacs insert icrement numbers
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 15:58:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Step0ut <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I am using emacs as an editor for c++ and latex.
> I am using the command Ctrl-xrt to insert rectangles (usually numbers) quite
> often.
> My question is:
> Is it possible to insert numbers that increament in each line?
> e.g.  0
>        1
>        2
>        ...
>        99
>

Well I don't have gse-number-rect, and I bet it'll be faster to write
the following than to use google...

(defun insert-numbers (min max)
  (interactive "nFrom: \nnTo: ")
  (while (<= min max) (insert (format "\n%d " min)) (setq min (+ 1 min))))

0
1
2
3

It's also possible to record the left margin, and to copy it on each line:

(defun insert-numbers (min max)
  (interactive "nFrom: \nnTo: ")
  (let ((margin (buffer-substring (save-excursion (beginning-of-line) (point))
                                  (point))))
    (when (<= min max)
        (insert (format "%d " min))
        (setq min (+ 1 min))
        (while (<= min max)
          (insert (format "\n%s%d " margin min))
          (setq min (+ 1 min))))))

==> 0 
==> 1 
==> 2 
==> 3 


> Alternatively I was also thinking if it is possible to replace an existing
> string (M-x replace-regexp) with an icrement number. It will do the job as
> well.

With latest versions (>=22), you can use \,form in the the substitutions.

For example, select a region and:

M-x replace-regexp RET \(.*\) RET 
    \,(progn(defvar n 0)(format "%3d " (incf n)))\1 RET

  1 NOTE: The most fundamental particles in this product are held
  2 together by a "gluing" force about which little is currently known
  3 and whose adhesive power can therefore not be permanently
  4 guaranteed.


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__Pascal Bourguignon__                     http://www.informatimago.com/

NOTE: The most fundamental particles in this product are held
together by a "gluing" force about which little is currently known
and whose adhesive power can therefore not be permanently
guaranteed.


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