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Re: Overriding self-insert-command doesn't work


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: Overriding self-insert-command doesn't work
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 21:25:40 -0400
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In article <address@hidden>,
 "address@hidden" <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Mar 12, 6:23 pm, "Robert Thorpe" <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> > The command "self-insert-command" is inbuilt to Emacs.  It is part of
> > the static binary executable and is called directly by other parts of
> > that executable.  Changing it cannot change this version.
> 
> That's not very nice, is it? Regardless of whether it's built-in,
> implemented in C, it should behave as a proper lisp symbol. I don't
> see why built-in functions should have to call the internal
> implementation of self-insert-command directly rather than invoking
> the function in the symbol's function slot.
> 
> Isn't it a bug?

When C functions call other C functions they use the normal C linker, 
they don't go through the Lisp interpreter.

It would be possible for them to do this, but it would require extra 
coding and would probably have performance implications.

-- 
Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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