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Re: isearch region or thing at point.

From: Basil L. Contovounesios
Subject: Re: isearch region or thing at point.
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 03:15:21 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ergus <address@hidden> writes:

> I am looking in the manual for two isearch functionalities that maybe
> are already implemented, but I don't find them. Else maybe it is not
> so complex to do in elisp (at least for my config) And you could suggest
> a right way to implement it.
> 1) isearch-yank-thing-at-point, this should be similar to
> isearch-yank-word, but if the cursor is in the middle of a word
> it may insert the whole word not just the rest of the current word.
> (swiper provides this with M-n)

The closest to this that I'm aware of is
isearch-forward-symbol-at-point, bound to 'M-s .' by default.

> 2) In "transient-mark-mode" if the region is active before C-s, the
> initial input could be the text in the region. Is it there a way to
> enable that behavior?
> An alternative for this is a command that yanks the region's text in the
> minibuffer when isearch is active so we could bind it in the isearch-map
> (for example to M-f).
> Are some of these already implemented?

I'm not familiar with any built-in versions of the rest of the
functionality you describe, but I'm no expert.  If it is indeed not
currently present, I for one would welcome such additions.



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