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Re: Optional arg via lambda

From: Thorsten Jolitz
Subject: Re: Optional arg via lambda
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:33:56 +0100
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"Sebastien Vauban" <>

> Hello,
> In my config, I have written this to check whether Org 8 is installed
> when trying to call the "export dispatcher" (bound, here, to `C-x
> C-e').
>     (define-key org-mode-map
>       (kbd "C-c C-e")
>       (lambda ()
>         (interactive)
>         (if (fboundp 'org-export-dispatch)
>             (org-export-dispatch)
>           (message "Upgrade to Org 8!"))))
> However, the above code drops the optional `C-u' which we can use when
> calling `org-export-dispatch'. IOW, `C-u C-x C-e' does the same as
> `C-x C-e'.
> I've tried adding an optional arg to the `lambda' and to pass it to
> the funcall of `org-export-dispatch', as shown here:
>     (define-key org-mode-map
>       (kbd "C-c C-e")
>       (lambda (&optional arg)
>         (interactive)
>         (if (fboundp 'org-export-dispatch)
>             (progn
>               (message "arg: %s" arg)
>               (funcall 'org-export-dispatch arg))
>           (message "Upgrade to Org 8!"))))
> But this does not work: `org-export-dispatch' is well called when
> pressing both `C-x C-e' and `C-u C-x C-e', but the `C-u' is never
> passed along to the original `org-export-dispatch' function.
> What am I missing?

      | (lambda (&optional arg)
      |   (interactive "P") ...

make a difference?


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