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[NonGNU ELPA] Devil version 0.5.0

From: ELPA update
Subject: [NonGNU ELPA] Devil version 0.5.0
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2023 17:05:18 -0400

Version 0.5.0 of package Devil has just been released in NonGNU ELPA.
You can now find it in M-x list-packages RET.

Devil describes itself as:

  Minor mode for translating key sequences

More at

## Summary:

  1 Devil Mode


## Recent NEWS:


Version 0.5.0 (2023-06-15)


  • Function `devil-set-key' to set a new Devil key and update the
    mode's keymap.
  • Reinstate variable `devil-version' since it is useful in determining
    the source version conveniently.  It helps during troubleshooting
    the package when installed from MELPA which sets the package version
    to a version derived from the current date and time.
  • Command `devil-describe-key' to describe Devil key sequences.
  • Command `devil-toggle-logging' to toggle logging.
  • Special key `, h , k' to execute `devil-describe-key'.
  • Special key `, h , l' to execute `devil-toggle-logging'.


  • Customising `devil-key' also updates the mode's keymap.
  • When no binding exists for the translated key sequence, convert the
    key sequence to a fallback key sequence for terminal Emacs according
    to `local-function-key-map' and execute any command bound to the
    fallback key sequence.  For example, when the Devil key sequence `,
    x <tab>' is converted to `C-x <tab>', since no command is bound to
    this key sequence, it is further translated to `C-x TAB' and the
    command `indent-rigidly' bound to it is executed.
  • Format control sequence to show the Devil key sequence read by Devil
    has changed from `%k' to `%r'.
  • The default special key sequences no longer merely insert literal
    characters into the buffer.  That behaviour was problematic in
    `isearch-mode' because typing special keys like `, ,' and `, SPC' in
    `isearch-mode' inserted the literal characters in the buffer as
    opposed to appending these characters to the search pattern.  The
    default special key sequences now invoke `devil-execute-key' instead
    which carefully look up the current binding for the current special
    key and executes it.  This produces the correct behaviour of special
    keys even in `isearch-mode'.


  • Fix special key sequence `, <return>' which was broken by the
    previous release of version 0.4.0.
  • Fix special key `, ,' in `isearch-mode'.

Version 0.4.0 (2023-05-27)


  • Customisable variable `devil-all-keys-repeatable' that makes all
    Devil key sequences repeatable when set to `t'.
  • Key `, s' to the default list of repeatable keys.
  • Key `, d' to the default list of repeatable keys.
  • Key `, m m ^' to the default list of repeatable keys.
  • Translate `m m' to `m' to support typing key sequences like `C-c m'.
  • Translate `m z' to `M-' to support typing key sequences like `C-c
      M-m' and `C-M-m'.


  • When a Devil key sequence translates to an Emacs key sequence with
    both the control key and an uppercase letter, the uppercase letter
    is further translated to its shifted form, e.g., `C-M-V' is
    translated to `C-M-S-v'.


  • Fix key translation when the Devil key is a key vector, e.g., `(kbd
  • Fix key translation of key sequences involving function keys, e.g.,
    `, <tab>', `, <backspace>', etc.  For example, earlier `, <tab>'
    translated to `C-TAB' and caused "undefined" error even if there was
    a command bound to `C-<tab>'.  With this fix, `, <tab>' is now
    translated to `C-<tab>' and invokes the command bound to it, if any.

Version 0.3.0 (2023-05-11)


  • Add customisation group `devil'.


  • Move tests out to a separate file.


  • Fix spacing in documentation strings.
  • Remove `devil-version' and `devil-show-version'.

Version 0.2.0 (2023-05-09)


  • Key `, k' to the default list of repeatable keys.
  • Key `, /' to the default list of repeatable keys.
  • Key `, m m y' to the default list of repeatable keys.
  • Command `devil-show-version' to display Devil version.


  • Automatically detect the activation key and accumulate it in order
    to support `devil-mode-map' with multiple activation keys.


  • Remove a stray `message' call.
  …  …

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