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Re: parametrized function definition


From: Xah
Subject: Re: parametrized function definition
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 03:40:35 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jul 8, 10:07 am, Joe Bloggs <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi, I am trying to write a function that allows me to quickly bind a key 
> combination
> to insert arbitrary text:
>
> (defun set-local-key-insert ()
>   "set a local key to insert some text"
>   (interactive)
>   (let (keystring textinsert)
>     (setq keystring (read-key-sequence "Key combination to bind: "))
>     (setq textinsert (read-string "Text to insert: "))
>     (local-set-key (read-kbd-macro keystring) (lambda () (interactive) 
> (insert textinsert)))
>     )
>   )
>
> However, this doesn't work since textinsert is not evaluated until the 
> function is called with the keybinding. How can I get this to work properly? 
> I am new to elisp so I imagine it's very simple.

Perhaps just the function “eval”?

  Xah
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