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Re: python-mode broken - zip and git issues

From: Tim Johnson
Subject: Re: python-mode broken - zip and git issues
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:23:13 -0900
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* Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> [150201 07:11]:
> >   major-mode it is
> >   and a similar check can be done using (symbol-name major-mode)
> >   cheers
> Don't use symbol-name on major-mode.  Just use the symbol itself.
> E.g. instead of (equal "foo-mode" (symbol-name major-mode)), you can
> test (equal 'foo-mode major-mode).
  Suppose I wrote an elisp function that dispatched actions based on
  any number of major modes. 

  Would there be anything wrong about a function like this:
(defun tj-check-mode (prefix)
  "Test the major mode to see if the symbol begins with prefix.
  The test is case insensitive."
          (string-prefix-p prefix (symbol-name major-mode) 1))
;; would return t for major-mode 'python or 'python-mode          

> As for Python mode, you might also like to try the built-in python-mode
> that comes bundled with Emacs.
  The Röhler is very feature-rich as opposed to the native 'python
  mode. I can't remember, but I may have started using the Röhler
  before the built-in was implemented.

  -- but sometimes simpler *is* better.
tim at tee jay forty nine dot com or akwebsoft dot com,

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