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Re: Has anybody got a tool for manipulating dribble files?

From: Michael Welsh Duggan
Subject: Re: Has anybody got a tool for manipulating dribble files?
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 23:51:39 -0400
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> This function reads a dribble file and creates a keyboard macro from
>> it.  It is heuristic in nature.  You cannot tell the difference between
> We should change the code in record_char so as to write an unambiguous
> format.  E.g. write the space key as " SPC" and add a space in front of
> the "<...>" symbols.

I agree completely.  It wouldn't even be hard to do.  Unfortunately, I
cannot seem to get a blanket disclaimer from my employer (I can only get
disclaimers on a case-by-case basis), so I will have to leave it to
somebody else.

> Tho a (more verbose) alternative is to use the same format as used
> within the [...] vector of a keyboard macro, so you can just add "[" at
> the front and "]" at the back and parse it with `read'.

That would certainly work.  Though I wonder if all the <foo> keys are
all necessarily portable.

Michael Welsh Duggan

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