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Re: eval-last-sexp in other window


From: Xavier Maillard
Subject: Re: eval-last-sexp in other window
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 22:25:06 +0200
User-agent: Rmail GNU emacs 23.0 on Slackware 12.2.0

   address@hidden (Pascal J. Bourguignon) wrote in
   news:address@hidden: 

   >> Is there a way to have eval-last-sexp (typically bound to C-xC-e) run
   >> in a different window?  This would be convenient when developing a
   >> macro that reformats text - I want the part of the macro I'm testing
   >> to be applied to the file being reformatted, not to my macro.
   > 
   > You may use M-:  to apply a form to the current buffer. 
   > 
   > 
   > Otherwise:
   > 
   > (with-current-buffer (get-buffer "The Other Buffer Name")
   >    (do-what-you-want)) C-x C-e

   Thanks.  After several false starts, I have a simple macro that seems to do 
   what I want:

   (defun last-sexp-other-window()
   "Get last sexp and run it in other window.
   If there isn't another window, use current window."
     (interactive)
     (setq ow-sexp (preceding-sexp))
     (other-window 1) (eval ow-sexp) (other-window -1) )

Why not use let instead of setq ?

        Xavier
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