;;; help-macro.el --- Makes command line help such as help-for-help
;; Copyright (C) 1993, 1994 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
;; Author: Lynn Slater <firstname.lastname@example.org>
;; Created: : Mon Oct 1 11:42:39 1990
;; Adapted-By: ESR
;; This file is part of GNU Emacs.
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;; This file supplies the macro make-help-screen which constructs
;; single character dispatching with browsable help such as that provided
;; by help-for-help. This can be used to make many modes easier to use; for
;; example, the Gnu Emacs Empire Tool uses this for every "nested" mode map
;; called from the main mode map.
;; The name of this package was changed from help-screen.el to
;; help-macro.el in order to fit in a 14-character limit.
;;-> *********************** Example of use *********************************
;;-> "c:civ m:mil p:population f:food ?"
;;-> "You have discovered the GEET redistribution commands
;;-> From here, you can use the following options:
;;->c Redistribute civs from overfull sectors into connected underfull ones
;;-> The functions typically named by empire-ideal-civ-fcn control
;;-> based in part on empire-sector-civ-threshold
;;->m Redistribute military using levels given by empire-ideal-mil-fcn
;;->p Redistribute excess population to highways for max pop growth
;;-> Excess is any sector so full babies will not be born.
;;->f Even out food on highways to highway min and leave levels
;;-> This is good to pump max food to all warehouses/dist pts
;;->Use \\[help-for-empire-redistribute-map] for help on redistribution.
;;->Use \\[help-for-empire-extract-map] for help on data extraction.
;;->Please use \\[describe-key] to find out more about any of the other keys."
;;-> (define-key c-mp "\C-h" 'help-for-empire-redistribute-map)
;;-> (define-key c-mp help-character 'help-for-empire-redistribute-map)
;;; Change Log:
;; 22-Jan-1991 Lynn Slater x2048
;; Last Modified: Mon Oct 1 11:43:52 1990 #3 (Lynn Slater)
;; documented better
(defvar three-step-help nil
"*Non-nil means give more info about Help command in three steps.
The three steps are simple prompt, prompt with all options,
and window listing and describing the options.
A value of nil means skip the middle step, so that
\\[help-command] \\[help-command] gives the window that lists the options.")
(defmacro make-help-screen (fname help-line help-text helped-map)
"Construct help-menu function name FNAME.
When invoked, FNAME shows HELP-LINE and reads a command using HELPED-MAP.
If the command is the help character, FNAME displays HELP-TEXT
and continues trying to read a command using HELPED-MAP.
When FNAME finally does get a command, it executes that command
and then returns."
(` (defun (, fname) ()
(substitute-command-keys (, help-line))))
(let* ((help-screen (documentation (quote (, fname))))
;; We bind overriding-local-map for very small
;; sections, *excluding* where we switch buffers
;; and where we execute the chosen help command.
config new-frame key char)
(setcdr local-map (, helped-map))
(define-key local-map [t] 'undefined)
(setq key (let ((overriding-local-map local-map))
;; Make the HELP key translate to C-h.
(if (lookup-key function-key-map key)
(setq key (lookup-key function-key-map key)))
(setq char (aref key 0)))
(setq char ??))
(if (or (eq char ??) (eq char help-char)
(memq char help-event-list))
(setq config (current-window-configuration))
(and (fboundp 'make-frame)
(not (eq (window-frame (selected-window))
(setq new-frame (window-frame (selected-window))
(while (or (memq char (append help-event-list
(cons help-char '(?? ?\C-v ?\ ?\177 delete backspace ?\M-v))))
(eq (car-safe char) 'switch-frame)
(equal key "\M-v"))
(if (eq (car-safe char) 'switch-frame)
(if (memq char '(?\C-v ?\ ))
(if (or (memq char '(?\177 ?\M-v
(equal key "\M-v"))
(let ((cursor-in-echo-area t)
(setq key (read-key-sequence
(format "Type one of the options listed%s: "
"" " or Space to scroll")))
char (aref key 0))))))
;; Mouse clicks are not part of the help feature,
;; so reexecute them in the standard environment.
(if (listp char)
(cons char unread-command-events)
(let ((defn (lookup-key local-map key)))
(setq config nil)))
(progn (iconify-frame new-frame)
(setq new-frame nil)))
(if new-frame (iconify-frame new-frame))