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Re: gnus-article-read-summary-keys

From: ShengHuo ZHU
Subject: Re: gnus-article-read-summary-keys
Date: 19 Nov 2000 21:24:42 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

Gerd Moellmann <address@hidden> writes:

> ShengHuo ZHU <address@hidden> writes:
> > Gerd Moellmann <address@hidden> writes:
> > 
> > > ShengHuo, I just stumbled over the fact that many keys in an article
> > > buffer seem to be bound to gnus-article-read-summary-keys.  I think
> > > this is a bad idea, since it makes Emacs' key help useless for these
> > > keys.
> > 
> > In an article buffer, most keys do the same commands as
> > their correspondents in the summary buffer, except switch to the
> > summary buffer first.  So the key help could be find in the summary
> > buffer.  To make the key help in the article buffer useful, a bunch of
> > functions may have to be defined or aliased to
> > gnus-article-read-summary-keys.  Is there any other solution?
> Not directly, I'm afraid.  Maybe you could use a macro to define
> some of these functions?  Something like
> (defmacro define-article-method (stem)
>    (let* ((summary-fn (intern (format "gnus-summary-%s" stem)))
>         (article-fn (intern (format "gnus-article-%s" stem)))
>         (doc (format "Like `gnus-summary-%s', from an article buffer."
>                      stem)))
>      `(defun ,article-fn ()
>       ,doc
>       ...execute ,summary-fn in summary buffer...)))

Actually the doc of gnus-article-read-summary-keys already means that,
except it doesn't explicitly say the function names for given keys.


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