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Re: Any word in mail-mode is recognized as (thing-at-point 'symbol)

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Any word in mail-mode is recognized as (thing-at-point 'symbol)
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2023 16:17:24 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.2.9+54 (af2080d) (2022-11-21)

* Michael Heerdegen <> [2023-01-03 13:41]:
> Jean Louis <> writes:
> > > That's not what it does.  Whatever you mean by "defined symbol" you
> > > have to check yourself (e.g. using `intern-soft').
> >
> > It becomes confusing. Is any word in any text buffer than "symbol"?
> Drew explained a lot of background that should help.  The short answer
> is more or less "yes".

Thank you, I have clarified some confusion. For now I have
improved. It will get fun when I start designing various impact by
using prefixes like C-1 C-2 etc.

(defun hyperscope-action-button ()
  (cond ((thing-at-point 'uuid) (rcd-db-uuid-action (thing-at-point 'uuid)))
        ((thing-at-point 'url) (browse-url (thing-at-point 'url)))
        ((thing-at-point 'email) (rcd-write-email user-full-name 
user-mail-address (thing-at-point 'email) (thing-at-point 'email)))
        ((and (thing-at-point 'symbol) (boundp (symbol-at-point))) 
(find-variable (symbol-at-point)))
        ((and (thing-at-point 'symbol) (fboundp (symbol-at-point))) 
(find-function (symbol-at-point)))
        ((thing-at-point 'number) (hyperscope-isolate (thing-at-point 'number)))
        ((thing-at-point 'word) (funcall (cond ((fboundp 'wordnut-search) 
                                               ((fboundp 'dictionary-search) 
                                         (thing-at-point 'word)))
        (t (rcd-message "Hyperscope action not defined."))))

By using prefixes like C-1, C-2, I can tell for example

for (thing-at-point 'word):

- without prefix, look up in local or remote server dictionary
- for C-0 try to expand the word
- for C-1 is to quote the word with single quotes
- for C-2 is to quote the word with double quotes
- for C-3 look up the word in online WWW dictionary like Wiktionary or Duden
- etc. etc.


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