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Re: Overriding self-insert-command doesn't work

From: address@hidden
Subject: Re: Overriding self-insert-command doesn't work
Date: 12 Mar 2007 11:30:58 -0700
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On Mar 12, 6:23 pm, "Robert Thorpe" <address@hidden> wrote:
> The command "self-insert-command" is inbuilt to Emacs.  It is part of
> the static binary executable and is called directly by other parts of
> that executable.  Changing it cannot change this version.

That's not very nice, is it? Regardless of whether it's built-in,
implemented in C, it should behave as a proper lisp symbol. I don't
see why built-in functions should have to call the internal
implementation of self-insert-command directly rather than invoking
the function in the symbol's function slot.

Isn't it a bug?

> > I know about advising, so please don't recommend other ways to
> > accomplish this.
> OK.

I mean if you know ways other than advising to change the definition
of self-insert-command transpararently then I'm all ears.

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