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Re: emacs init and mode-maps

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: emacs init and mode-maps
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 12:54:02 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Andreas Roehler <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> Andreas Roehler <> writes:
>>> An assignment as
>>> (define-key sh-mode-map "\M-#" 'do-something)
>>> should work instantly, as soon as sh-mode is activated.
>>               ^^^^^^^^^  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> You are aware that this is a complete contradiction, unless
>> sh-mode is activated instantly (hardly desirable)?
> An assignment as 
> (define-key sh-mode-map "\M-#" 'do-something)
> should work - i.e. at least be recorded for further use
> -
> also, if sh-mode isn't activated yet.

That would requires sh-mode-map to be defined before loading, or
define-key to work on undefined variables, and it would most certainly
cause any define-key in sh-mode.el to override the settings in .emacs.

All of this is not desirable.  I recommend you read up a bit more
about Elisp before making proposals.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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