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

From: Robert Thorpe
Subject: Re: Overriding self-insert-command doesn't work
Date: 14 Mar 2007 07:17:14 -0700
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On Mar 12, 6:30 pm, "address@hidden"
<address@hidden> wrote:
> 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?

The intention is only to have one interface into changing how
keychords work, the keymap.  Read the section in the Emacs Lisp Manual
on keymaps, and the posts other people have put here.

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