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Re: Syntax of "-" in shell-mode

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Syntax of "-" in shell-mode
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:06:05 +0300

> From: Dima Kogan <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:48:38 -0700
> Hi. What do people think about giving "-" a syntax of "word" in
> shell-mode? The rationale is that in this mode one is generally editing
> shell commands where "-" precedes commandline options, and strings such
> as "--help" generally represent a single semantic token.
> More specifically if I have something like "xxx --yyy" with the point in
> the whitespace, and I invoke (transpose-words) I want the result to be
> "--yyy xxx" and not "yyy --xxx". The latter means something very
> different in a shell command.

If the problem is with transpose-words, then a possible solution might
be a new shell-transpose-words command, which is smart enough to DTRT
in these cases, at least as a user option?  Would you like to propose
such an addition to sh-script.el?

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