emacs / lisp / delsel.el

;;; delsel.el --- delete selection if you insert

;; Copyright (C) 1992, 1997 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

;; Author: Matthieu Devin <devin@lucid.com>
;; Maintainer: FSF
;; Created: 14 Jul 92

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;;; Commentary:

;; This file makes the active region be pending delete, meaning that
;; text inserted while the region is active will replace the region contents.
;; This is a popular behavior of personal computers text editors.

;;; Code:

(eval-when-compile
  (require 'cl))

;;;###autoload
(defalias 'pending-delete-mode 'delete-selection-mode)

;;;###autoload
(defun delete-selection-mode (&optional arg)
  "Toggle Delete Selection mode.
With prefix ARG, turn Delete Selection mode on if and only if ARG is positive.

When Delete Selection mode is enabled, Transient Mark mode is also enabled and
typed text replaces the selection if the selection is active.  Otherwise, typed
text is just inserted at point regardless of any selection."
  (interactive "P")
  (setq delete-selection-mode (if arg
				  (> (prefix-numeric-value arg) 0)
				(not delete-selection-mode)))
  (if (not delete-selection-mode)
      (remove-hook 'pre-command-hook 'delete-selection-pre-hook)
    (add-hook 'pre-command-hook 'delete-selection-pre-hook)
    (transient-mark-mode t)))

;;;###autoload
(defcustom delete-selection-mode nil
  "Toggle Delete Selection mode.
When Delete Selection mode is enabled, Transient Mark mode is also enabled and
typed text replaces the selection if the selection is active.
You must modify via \\[customize] for this variable to have an effect."
  :set (lambda (symbol value)
	 (delete-selection-mode (or value 0)))
  :initialize 'custom-initialize-default
  :type 'boolean
  :group 'editing-basics
  :require 'delsel)

(defun delete-active-region (&optional killp)
  (if killp
      (kill-region (point) (mark))
    (delete-region (point) (mark)))
  (setq mark-active nil)
  (run-hooks 'deactivate-mark-hook)
  t)

(defun delete-selection-pre-hook ()
  (when (and delete-selection-mode transient-mark-mode mark-active
	     (not buffer-read-only))
    (let ((type (and (symbolp this-command)
		     (get this-command 'delete-selection))))
      (cond ((eq type 'kill)
	     (delete-active-region t))
	    ((eq type 'yank)
	     ;; Before a yank command,
	     ;; make sure we don't yank the same region
	     ;; that we are going to delete.
	     ;; That would make yank a no-op.
	     (when (string= (buffer-substring-no-properties (point) (mark))
			    (car kill-ring))
	       (current-kill 1))
	     (delete-active-region nil))
	    ((eq type 'supersede)
	     (when (delete-active-region nil)
	       (setq this-command '(lambda () (interactive)))))
	    (type
	     (delete-active-region nil))))))

(put 'self-insert-command 'delete-selection t)
(put 'self-insert-iso 'delete-selection t)

(put 'yank 'delete-selection 'yank)
(put 'clipboard-yank 'delete-selection 'yank)
(put 'insert-register 'delete-selection t)

(put 'delete-backward-char 'delete-selection 'supersede)
(put 'backward-delete-char-untabify 'delete-selection 'supersede)
(put 'delete-char 'delete-selection 'supersede)

(put 'newline-and-indent 'delete-selection 't)
(put 'newline 'delete-selection t)
(put 'open-line 'delete-selection t)

;; This is very useful for cancelling a selection in the minibuffer without 
;; aborting the minibuffer.
(defun minibuffer-keyboard-quit ()
  "Abort recursive edit.
In Delete Selection mode mode, if the mark is active, just deactivate it;
then it takes a second C-g to abort the minibuffer."
  (interactive)
  (if (and delete-selection-mode transient-mark-mode mark-active)
      (setq deactivate-mark t)
    (abort-recursive-edit)))

(define-key minibuffer-local-map "\C-g" 'minibuffer-keyboard-quit) 
(define-key minibuffer-local-ns-map "\C-g" 'minibuffer-keyboard-quit) 
(define-key minibuffer-local-completion-map "\C-g" 'minibuffer-keyboard-quit) 
(define-key minibuffer-local-must-match-map "\C-g" 'minibuffer-keyboard-quit) 
(define-key minibuffer-local-isearch-map "\C-g" 'minibuffer-keyboard-quit) 

(provide 'delsel)

;; This is the standard way mechanism to put the mode into effect
;; if delete-selection-mode has already been set to t
;; when this file is loaded.
(when delete-selection-mode
  (delete-selection-mode t))

;;; delsel.el ends here
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