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Re: enhance just-one-space to act on regions

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: enhance just-one-space to act on regions
Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 11:44:43 +0200
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Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:

|> >>>>> "A" == Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:
|> A> Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:
|> A> |> It was with a flash of light that I thought of
|> A> |>     ESC SPC runs the command just-one-space
|> A> |>     Delete all spaces and tabs around point, leaving one space.
|> A> |> could be "enhanced" to act on a region.
|> A> |> For instance I have this line
|> A> |>        pscoast  -R-30/30/-40/40   -Jm0.1i -B5 -N1/0.25tap     
|> A> |> well,   ^here I place a mark and then move the cursor to the end
|> A> |> of the line and hit M-SPC, and voila:
|> A> |>        pscoast -R-30/30/-40/40 -Jm0.1i -B5 -N1/0.25tap 
|> A> |> Can you say "better living thru science"?
|> A> |> 
|> A> |> Sure, you are gonna show me how there already exits 13 ways to do
|> A> |> this, however I bet my keystrokes are less.
|> A> You've lost.  M-q (fill-region).
|> Double checkmate, Holmes.  fill-region could mess up shell scripts,
|> e.g. the example above might get wrapped, whereas doing a [future]
|> just-one-space on the region wouldn't.

Just set your fill-column big enough.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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