[slime-devel] [RfC] Changing behaviour of `C-w' in Isearch
Tobias C. Rittweiler
tcr at freebits.de
Tue Jan 8 11:51:16 UTC 2008
I often find it quite annoying that `C-w' during Isearch just inserts
the word at point; the reason is that variable identifiers in Lisp
contain non-word constituents very often.
E.g. If point is at *special-variables*, you'd have to press `C-w' three
times to eventually get it inserted as the search string.
The following will make `C-w' respect symbol constituents as well as
word constituents when isearching in Lisp buffers, such that one `C-w'
will suffice for gripping special variables.
(defun isearch-yank-symbolic-word-or-char ()
(let ((distance (skip-syntax-forward "w_")))
(when (zerop distance) (forward-char 1))
I consider this generally useful, and wanted to ask if I should commit
something like that to Slime?
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