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Re: A way to get a list of available functions / variables?

From: Taylor Venable
Subject: Re: A way to get a list of available functions / variables?
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 20:42:57 -0500
User-agent: Gnus 5.13 / Emacs

Johannes Weiner <address@hidden> writes:

>> Is there a way to programmatically get the list of available functions?
>> I'm thinking there must be a table somewhere which relates symbol names
>> to actual function definitions, but can you get all the names in the
>> table from Lisp code?  If so, my second question would then be if I
>> could do the same for variables.
> mapatoms might help:
> (let (cmds vars)
>   (mapatoms (lambda (atom)
>             (cond
>              ((commandp atom)
>               (setq cmds (cons atom cmds)))
>              ((custom-variable-p atom)
>               (setq vars (cons atom vars)))))))

That is very cool, thanks much!

>> The reason I ask is I've got this thing going on at my college where
>> I'll write up an Emacs "function of the day" on the whiteboard in the
>> computer science lounge.  It'd be cool if I could automate this process
>> to automatically choose a random function or variable and build like an
>> RSS feed of the results or something.  Because I don't know how many
>> times I've been just randomly browsing around the documentation or
>> source and found something like c-subword-mode that I otherwise would
>> not have known even existed!
> Sounds like a good idea.

Thanks; I'll post to emacs-help when I get it finished and working suitably.

Taylor Venable            http://real.metasyntax.net:2357/

foldr = lambda f, i, l: (len(l) == 1 and [f(l[0], i)] or
                         [f(l[0], foldr(f, i, l[1:]))])[0]

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