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Re: How to avoid insert anything without switching to read only

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: How to avoid insert anything without switching to read only
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 01:05:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:

> Kim F. Storm wrote:
>>"Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden> writes:
>>>What you should do is rebind those characters to run
>>>another command, one that does your special thing
>>>and calls self-insert.
>>Or use the command remap feature.
> Thanks, but I am not able to understand how to apply any of your
> suggestions in a case like this. The problem is that the keyboard
> keys to change are all those that are outside a set of those defined
> to useful things (say a-z for simplicity). All other keys should be
> defined to do nothing. There are plenty of potential keys (65K). It
> does not seem to be possible to handle them all separately.
> Can you please explain a little bit more in detail how you think
> this could be done? Could the actual available keyboard keys in a
> specific situation in some way be listed?

I don't understand why it is worth doing in the first place.  Why not
just let those characters self-insert?  They don't have any other
meaning in vi.  What use is it to have them beep?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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