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Re: How to increase a number under cursor?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: How to increase a number under cursor?
Date: 20 May 2003 16:17:40 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Oliver Scholz <address@hidden> writes:

> Wang Yin <address@hidden> writes:
> > I want to record a macro to type flexible numbered lists.
> > for example:
> Are you talking about a keyboard macro?
> [...]
> > The only problem I meet is how to increase the number under
> > the cursor?
> It is not clear to me what you want here. Do you simply want a
> function that deletes the number at point and inserts number + X
> into the buffer again? What do you want to achieve?

Well, with a development Emacs we have the silly answer: type
M-# e 1 + q

Which will incidentally also increment -3/8 to 5:8, and simplify
polynomial expressions and stuff.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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