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Re: Invoking electirc command programmatically

From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Invoking electirc command programmatically
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 08:36:25 +1000
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PT <address@hidden> writes:

> I have this electric function which inserts the character it is bound
> to  and does something else too.
> (defun my-electric-character (&optional arg)
>    "Insert the typed character and pop up a completion buffer"
>    (interactive "P")
>    (self-insert-command (prefix-numeric-value arg))
>    ...)
> How can I invoke this function from my program with a certain
> character,  so that it behaves just like if the user typed the
> character on the  keyboard?
> -- 
> Using Opera's revolutionary e-mail client:

See abbrevs in the manual - I think its under autotyping or something
similar. It will allow you to define an abbrev for a character which
causes a certain function to be called anytime the user hits that
character. A number of standard modes use this technique.


Tim Cross
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