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Re: Looking up and CALLING a key binding

From: Xah Lee
Subject: Re: Looking up and CALLING a key binding
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 10:08:57 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 6, 7:14 am, TheLonelyStar <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I need this for the following two things:
> 1. I want to bind a key (the tab key) to a special function which can fail.
> If the function fails, I want to call the original  binding of the key
> (which is differerent depending on which mode I am in).
> 2. I want to bind a key to the insertion of a little code snippet.
> i.E. { -> to
> {
>   |}
> But since in many modes the "{" and "}" keys are bound to some special
> function, I want to call these keybindings for the insertions of the "{" and
> "}".

do it like this:

(funcall (lookup-key (current-global-map) (kbd "M-r")))

this will find out the function assigned to the key “Alt+r”, then call
the function.


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