81315Re: Abbreviations beginning with non-keyword character
- Aug 1, 2007Jonas wrote:
> Hi thereAbbreviations may begin with a non-id character, but there are more constraints:
> I wonder if there is really no way to make abbreviations beginning
> with non-keyword characters.
> Specifically I want to abbreviate LateX commands, so I require them to
> begin with a \ (the abbreviations are still LateX commands in my
> Using mapping is inefficient for two reasons: I cannot see what I type
> in the body of the text, and the mapping is triggered as soon as it is
> finished, so that it's very cumbersome to type a non-mapped command
> with the same beginning as a mapped one.
> Thanks for the help.
- An "end-id" abbreviation consists of non-keyword characters followed by
exactly one keyword character. It must be preceded by a keyword character, a
whitespace character, or be at the start of the line or of the insertion.
- A "non-id" abbreviation consists only of non-keyword characters. It must be
preceded by whitespace, or be at the start of the line or of the insertion.
- Any abbreviation whatsoever must be followed by a non-keyword character, or
by the <Ctrl-]> which triggers expansion, the <Esc> which ends insertion or
the <Enter> which ends an ex-command.
What you can do is map the \ key to start a function which would get keyboard
input, process it, and finally return a string to be inserted into the buffer.
The partial sequence would probably not appear in the file window though. It
might be possible (I'm not sure, I haven't pushed the idea to its end) to have
it appear at the bottom, on the command/status line. I think Dr.Chip is more
expert than I am about "crazy" mappings.
If you knew what you were doing you'd probably be bored.
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