erc / erc-viper.el

;;; erc-viper.el --- Viper compatibility hacks for ERC

;; Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

;; Author: Edward O'Connor <>
;; Keywords: emulation

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;;; Commentary:

;; Viper is a VI emulation mode for Emacs. ERC and Viper don't quite get
;; along by default; the code in this file fixes that. A simple
;;   (require 'erc-viper)
;; in your ~/.ercrc.el should be all it takes for you to use ERC and
;; Viper together happily.

;;; Code:

(require 'viper)

;; We need this for `erc-mode-hook' and `erc-buffer-list'. Perhaps it
;; would be better to use an `eval-after-load', so that there could be
;; some autodetection / loading of this file from within erc.el?
(require 'erc)

;; Fix RET in ERC buffers, by telling Viper to pass RET through to the
;; normal keymap. Do this conditionally, as this version of Viper may
;; already do this for us.
(unless (assoc 'erc-mode viper-major-mode-modifier-list)
  (add-to-list 'viper-major-mode-modifier-list
               '(erc-mode insert-state viper-comint-mode-modifier-map))
  (add-to-list 'viper-major-mode-modifier-list
               '(erc-mode vi-state viper-comint-mode-modifier-map))

;; Ensure that ERC buffers come up in insert state.
(add-to-list 'viper-insert-state-mode-list 'erc-mode)

;; Fix various local variables in Viper.
(add-hook 'erc-mode-hook 'viper-comint-mode-hook)

;; Fix ERC buffers that already exist (buffers in which `erc-mode-hook'
;; has already been run).
(mapc (lambda (buf)
        (with-current-buffer buf
          ;; If there *is* a final newline in this buffer, delete it, as
          ;; it interferes with ERC /-commands.
          (let ((last (1- (point-max))))
            (when (eq (char-after last) ?\n)
              (goto-char last)
              (delete-char 1)))))

(provide 'erc-viper)

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;;; erc-viper.el ends here