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bug#14084: 24.3.50; `substitute-command-keys': allow for expansion of <r
bug#14084: 24.3.50; `substitute-command-keys': allow for expansion of <remap>...
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:17:02 -0700
In a particular mode, suppose code remaps a command, such as
`reposition-window', to a command `foo'. `substitute-command-keys'
shows that fact only this way:
<remap> <reposition-window> foo
That can be good information to show users, provided the currently
active bindings of `reposition-window' are known to them. If not, it
just obscures things.
And `substitute-command-keys' might be called from a particular mode
(and several minor modes might be current etc.), so that it might not be
accurate or sufficient for a user to resort to `M-x where-is
reposition-window' to try to find out what <remap> corresponds to in the
context of the call to `substitute-command-keys'.
Please add an optional arg to `substitute-command-keys' that changes the
behavior. Please allow for these 3 possibilities:
1. Follow the current behavior (it could be the default): show only the
2. Show instead a key binding entry for each actual-key binding caused
by the remapping. IOW, expand <remap> into one or more actual-key
bindings. Handle remap of remap the same way. IOW, the output would
not show any <remap> entries, but would show only their expansions.
3. Show both the <remap> entries and their expansions, i.e., #1 + #2.
4. Alternatively, the <remap> entries could be links/buttons that when
followed expand to actual-key bindings (in place, within the same
overall list of bindings). One difference (advantage & disadvantage)
with this approach would be the order of the keys in the buffer.
Note that with the introduction of things like <remap> we are now
farther afield from the claimed behavior (and the intention) of
\[COMMAND] is replaced by either a keystroke sequence that
invokes COMMAND, or "M-x COMMAND"
<remap>... is technically a "keystroke sequence" in one sense (it is a
key binding, at least), but in another sense it is not what the user
expects. When <remap> was added we more or less just punted wrt
`substitute-command-keys' - we didn't really finish the job.
In GNU Emacs 188.8.131.52 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600)
of 2013-03-23 on VBOX
Bzr revision: 112115 address@hidden
Windowing system distributor `Microsoft Corp.', version 5.1.2600
`configure --with-gcc (4.7) --no-opt --enable-checking --cflags
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