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Re: Yanking isearch to highlight-regexp

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Yanking isearch to highlight-regexp
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 00:48:08 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>> >>>> I think the key `C-x w' by its mnemonics would be more suitable for
>> >>>> a command that writes to the file like `C-x C-w'.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> As the comment in hi-lock.el suggests to bind it rather to `C-z h',
>> >>> I just want the key binding to be the same as I use outside of isearch.
>> >>>
>> >>> There were no global binding for `occur' so in that case I thought
>> >>> `M-s o' was good, but in this case I would really prefer the same
>> >>> binding inside isearch.
>> >>
>> >> `C-x w h' is not available until hi-lock.el is loaded, but `M-s h'
>> >> is the pretty harmless and convenient key binding to keep the
>> >> isearch highlighting permanent in the entire buffer.
>> >
>> > Yes, but I suggested adding `C-x w h' to global-map too. Is there any
>> > reason not to do that? (It is useful, not dangerous and the binding seems
>> > to be reserved.)
>> I think it is better to reserve the global `C-x w' for more
>> mnemonic commands (e.g. "write" or "window"), and rebind hi-lock
>> keys to the search specific prefix key.
> That idea seems good to me as long as a key for highlight-regexp is defined
> in global-map.

M-s is the ideal prefix key for search related commands in the global map.

Juri Linkov

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