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+1998-01-12  SL Baur  <steve@altair.xemacs.org>
+
+	* Makefile: Update to newer package interface.
+
+1998-01-03  SL Baur  <steve@altair.xemacs.org>
+
+	* Makefile: Update to newer package interface.
+
+1997-01-01  SL Baur  <steve@altair.xemacs.org>
+
+	* _pkg.el: fix typo.
+
+1997-12-24  SL Baur  <steve@altair.xemacs.org>
+
+	* Makefile: Created.
+
+
+# Makefile for Forms mode lisp code
+
+# This file is part of XEmacs.
+
+# XEmacs is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
+# under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
+# Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any
+# later version.
+
+# XEmacs is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
+# ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
+# FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License
+# for more details.
+
+# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+# along with XEmacs; see the file COPYING.  If not, write to
+# the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330,
+# Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
+
+VERSION = 1.04
+PACKAGE = forms
+PKG_TYPE = regular
+REQUIRES =
+CATEGORY = oa
+
+ELCS = forms-d2.elc forms-pass.elc forms.elc
+
+INFO_FILES = forms.info*
+
+include ../../XEmacs.rules
+
+all:: $(ELCS) auto-autoloads.elc $(PACKAGE).info
+
+srckit: srckit-std
+
+binkit: binkit-sourceinfo
+comp.sources.unix		v11i008	269	getty-enable	1	tron@sc.nsc.com (Ronald S. Karr)	Getty on/off programs for 4.[23] BSD		890505	This program can be used to dynamically enable / disable terminal
+comp.sources.unix	11	v11i022	283	syslog	1	emory!arnold (Arnold D. Robbins {EUCC})	Development version of syslog(3), for ATT, too		28/08/1987	
+comp.sources.unix	11	v11i033	290	less3	3	sun!intsc!convgt!mark	The 'less' pager		02/09/1987	
+comp.sources.unix	11	v11i036	293	test.el	3	"Mark A. Ardis" <maa@sei.cmu.edu>	Test system for GNU Emacs		10/09/1987	
+;;; forms-d2.el --- demo forms-mode
+
+;; Author: Johan Vromans
+;; Created: 1989
+
+;;; Synched up with: FSF 19.34.
+
+;; This sample forms exploit most of the features of forms mode.
+
+;; Set the name of the data file.
+(setq forms-file "forms-d2.dat")
+
+;; Use 'forms-enumerate' to set field names and number thereof.
+(setq forms-number-of-fields
+      (forms-enumerate
+       '(arch-newsgroup			; 1
+	 arch-volume			; 2
+	 arch-issue			; and ...
+	 arch-article			; ... so
+	 arch-shortname			; ... ... on
+	 arch-parts
+	 arch-from
+	 arch-longname
+	 arch-keywords
+	 arch-date
+	 arch-remarks)))
+
+;; The following functions are used by this form for layout purposes.
+;;
+(defun arch-tocol (target &optional fill)
+  "Produces a string to skip to column TARGET. Prepends newline if needed.
+The optional FILL should be a character, used to fill to the column."
+  (if (null fill)
+      (setq fill ? ))
+  (if (< target (current-column))
+      (concat "\n" (make-string target fill))
+    (make-string (- target (current-column)) fill)))
+;;
+(defun arch-rj (target field &optional fill) 
+  "Produces a string to skip to column TARGET minus the width of field FIELD.
+Prepends newline if needed. The optional FILL should be a character,
+used to fill to the column."
+  (arch-tocol (- target (length (nth field forms-fields))) fill))
+
+;; Record filters.
+;;
+(defun arch-new-record-filter (the-record)
+  "Form a new record with some defaults."
+  (aset the-record arch-from (user-full-name))
+  (aset the-record arch-date (current-time-string))
+  the-record				; return it
+)
+(setq forms-new-record-filter 'arch-new-record-filter)
+
+;; The format list.
+(setq forms-format-list
+     (list
+       "====== Public Domain Software Archive ======\n\n"
+       arch-shortname
+       " - "			arch-longname
+       "\n\n"
+       "Article: "		arch-newsgroup
+       "/"			arch-article
+       " "
+       '(arch-tocol 40)
+       "Issue: "		arch-issue
+       " "
+       '(arch-rj 73 10)
+       "Date: "			arch-date
+       "\n\n"
+       "Submitted by: "		arch-from
+       "\n"
+       '(arch-tocol 79 ?-)
+       "\n"
+       "Keywords: "		arch-keywords
+       "\n\n"
+       "Parts: "		arch-parts
+       "\n\n====== Remarks ======\n\n"
+       arch-remarks
+     ))
+
+;; That's all, folks!
+;;; forms-pass.el --- passwd file demo for forms-mode
+
+;;; Synched up with: FSF 19.34.
+
+;; This demo visits your passwd file.
+
+;; use yp if present
+(or (file-exists-p (setq forms-file "/var/yp/src/passwd"))
+    (setq forms-file "/etc/passwd"))
+
+(setq forms-read-only t)		; to make sure
+(setq forms-field-sep ":")
+(setq forms-number-of-fields 7)
+
+(setq forms-format-list
+      (list
+       "====== Visiting " forms-file " ======\n\n"
+       "User : "	1
+       "   Uid: "	3
+       "   Gid: "	4
+       "\n\n"
+       "Name : "	5
+       "\n\n"
+       "Home : "	6
+       "\n\n"
+       "Shell: "	7
+       "\n"))
+;;; forms.el --- Forms mode: edit a file as a form to fill in
+
+;; Copyright (C) 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+
+;; Author: Johan Vromans <jvromans@squirrel.nl>
+;; Version: Revision: 2.10 
+;; Keywords: extensions
+;; hacked on by jwz for XEmacs
+
+;; This file is part of XEmacs.
+
+;; XEmacs is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
+;; under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+;; the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
+;; any later version.
+
+;; XEmacs is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
+;; WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+;; MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
+;; General Public License for more details.
+
+;; You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+;; along with XEmacs; see the file COPYING.  If not, write to the Free
+;; Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA
+;; 02111-1307, USA.
+
+;;; Synched up with: FSF 19.34.
+
+;;; Commentary:
+
+;; Visit a file using a form.
+;;
+;; === Naming conventions
+;;
+;; The names of all variables and functions start with 'forms-'.
+;; Names which start with 'forms--' are intended for internal use, and
+;; should *NOT* be used from the outside.
+;;
+;; All variables are buffer-local, to enable multiple forms visits 
+;; simultaneously.
+;; Variable `forms--mode-setup' is local to *ALL* buffers, for it 
+;; controls if forms-mode has been enabled in a buffer.
+;;
+;; === How it works ===
+;;
+;; Forms mode means visiting a data file which is supposed to consist
+;; of records each containing a number of fields.  The records are
+;; separated by a newline, the fields are separated by a user-defined
+;; field separator (default: TAB).
+;; When shown, a record is transferred to an Emacs buffer and
+;; presented using a user-defined form.  One record is shown at a
+;; time.
+;;
+;; Forms mode is a composite mode.  It involves two files, and two
+;; buffers.
+;; The first file, called the control file, defines the name of the
+;; data file and the forms format.  This file buffer will be used to
+;; present the forms.
+;; The second file holds the actual data.  The buffer of this file
+;; will be buried, for it is never accessed directly.
+;;
+;; Forms mode is invoked using M-x forms-find-file control-file .
+;; Alternatively `forms-find-file-other-window' can be used.
+;;
+;; You may also visit the control file, and switch to forms mode by hand
+;; with M-x forms-mode .
+;;
+;; Automatic mode switching is supported if you specify 
+;; "-*- forms -*-" in the first line of the control file.
+;; 
+;; The control file is visited, evaluated using `eval-current-buffer',
+;; and should set at least the following variables:
+;;
+;;	forms-file				[string]
+;;			The name of the data file.
+;;
+;;	forms-number-of-fields			[integer]
+;;			The number of fields in each record.
+;;
+;;	forms-format-list			[list]
+;;			Formatting instructions.
+;;
+;; `forms-format-list' should be a list, each element containing
+;;
+;;   - a string, e.g. "hello".  The string is inserted in the forms
+;;	"as is".
+;;   
+;;   - an integer, denoting a field number.
+;;	The contents of this field are inserted at this point.
+;;     Fields are numbered starting with number one.
+;;   
+;;   - a function call, e.g. (insert "text").
+;;	This function call is dynamically evaluated and should return a
+;;     string.  It should *NOT* have side-effects on the forms being
+;;     constructed.  The current fields are available to the function
+;;     in the variable `forms-fields', they should *NOT* be modified.
+;;   
+;;   - a lisp symbol, that must evaluate to one of the above.
+;;
+;; Optional variables which may be set in the control file:
+;;
+;;	forms-field-sep				[string, default TAB]
+;;			The field separator used to separate the
+;;			fields in the data file.  It may be a string.
+;;
+;;	forms-read-only				[bool, default nil]
+;;			Non-nil means that the data file is visited
+;;			read-only (view mode) as opposed to edit mode.
+;;			If no write access to the data file is
+;;			possible, view mode is enforced. 
+;;
+;;	forms-check-number-of-fields            [bool, default t]
+;;			If non-nil, a warning will be issued whenever
+;;			a record is found that does not have the number
+;;			of fields specified by `forms-number-of-fields'.
+;;
+;;	forms-multi-line			[string, default "^K"]
+;;			If non-null the records of the data file may
+;;			contain fields that can span multiple lines in
+;;			the form.
+;;			This variable denotes the separator character
+;;			to be used for this purpose.  Upon display, all
+;;			occurrences of this character are translated
+;;			to newlines.  Upon storage they are translated
+;;			back to the separator character.
+;;
+;;	forms-forms-scroll			[bool, default nil]
+;;			Non-nil means: rebind locally the commands that
+;;			perform `scroll-up' or `scroll-down' to use
+;;			`forms-next-field' resp. `forms-prev-field'.
+;;
+;;	forms-forms-jump			[bool, default nil]
+;;			Non-nil means: rebind locally the commands that
+;;			perform `beginning-of-buffer' or `end-of-buffer'
+;;			to perform `forms-first-field' and `forms-last-field'.
+;;
+;;	forms-insert-after			[bool, default nil]
+;;			Non-nil means: inserts of new records go after
+;;			current record, also initial position is at last
+;;			record.
+;;
+;;	forms-read-file-filter			[symbol, default nil]
+;;			If not nil: this should be the name of a 
+;;			function that is called after the forms data file
+;;			has been read.  It can be used to transform
+;;			the contents of the file into a format more suitable
+;;			for forms-mode processing.
+;;
+;;	forms-write-file-filter			[symbol, default nil]
+;;			If not nil: this should be the name of a 
+;;			function that is called before the forms data file
+;;			is written (saved) to disk.  It can be used to undo
+;;			the effects of `forms-read-file-filter', if any.
+;;
+;;	forms-new-record-filter			[symbol, default nil]
+;;			If not nil: this should be the name of a 
+;;			function that is called when a new
+;;			record is created.  It can be used to fill in
+;;			the new record with default fields, for example.
+;;
+;;	forms-modified-record-filter		[symbol, default nil]
+;;			If not nil: this should be the name of a 
+;;			function that is called when a record has
+;;			been modified.  It is called after the fields
+;;			are parsed.  It can be used to register
+;;			modification dates, for example.
+;;
+;;	forms-use-extents			[bool, see text for default]
+;;	forms-use-text-properties		[bool, see text for default]
+;;			These variables control if forms mode should use
+;;			text properties or extents to protect the form text
+;;			from being modified (using text-property `read-only').
+;;			Also, the read-write fields are shown using a
+;;			distinct face, if possible.
+;;			As of emacs 19.29, the `intangible' text property
+;;			is used to prevent moving into read-only fields.
+;;			This variable defaults to t if running Emacs 19
+;;			with text properties.
+;;			The default face to show read-write fields is
+;;			copied from face `region'.
+;;
+;;	forms-ro-face 				[symbol, default 'default]
+;;			This is the face that is used to show
+;;			read-only text on the screen.If used, this
+;;			variable should be set to a symbol that is a
+;;			valid face.
+;;			E.g.
+;;			  (make-face 'my-face)
+;;			  (setq forms-ro-face 'my-face)
+;;
+;;	forms-rw-face				[symbol, default 'region]
+;;			This is the face that is used to show
+;;			read-write text on the screen.
+;;
+;; After evaluating the control file, its buffer is cleared and used
+;; for further processing.
+;; The data file (as designated by `forms-file') is visited in a buffer
+;; `forms--file-buffer' which will not normally be shown.
+;; Great malfunctioning may be expected if this file/buffer is modified
+;; outside of this package while it is being visited!
+;;
+;; Normal operation is to transfer one line (record) from the data file,
+;; split it into fields (into `forms--the-record-list'), and display it
+;; using the specs in `forms-format-list'.
+;; A format routine `forms--format' is built upon startup to format 
+;; the records according to `forms-format-list'.
+;;
+;; When a form is changed the record is updated as soon as this form
+;; is left.  The contents of the form are parsed using information
+;; obtained from `forms-format-list', and the fields which are
+;; deduced from the form are modified.  Fields not shown on the forms
+;; retain their original values.  The newly formed record then
+;; replaces the contents of the old record in `forms--file-buffer'.
+;; A parse routine `forms--parser' is built upon startup to parse
+;; the records.
+;;
+;; Two exit functions exist: `forms-exit' and `forms-exit-no-save'.
+;; `forms-exit' saves the data to the file, if modified.
+;; `forms-exit-no-save` does not.  However, if `forms-exit-no-save'
+;; is executed and the file buffer has been modified, Emacs will ask
+;; questions anyway.
+;;
+;; Other functions provided by forms mode are:
+;;
+;;	paging (forward, backward) by record
+;;	jumping (first, last, random number)
+;;	searching
+;;	creating and deleting records
+;;	reverting the form (NOT the file buffer)
+;;	switching edit <-> view mode v.v.
+;;	jumping from field to field
+;;
+;; As an documented side-effect: jumping to the last record in the
+;; file (using forms-last-record) will adjust forms--total-records if
+;; needed.
+;;
+;; The forms buffer can be in on eof two modes: edit mode or view
+;; mode.  View mode is a read-only mode, you cannot modify the
+;; contents of the buffer.
+;;
+;; Edit mode commands:
+;; 
+;; TAB		 forms-next-field
+;; \C-c TAB	 forms-next-field
+;; \C-c <	 forms-first-record
+;; \C-c >	 forms-last-record
+;; \C-c ?	 describe-mode
+;; \C-c \C-k	 forms-delete-record
+;; \C-c \C-q	 forms-toggle-read-only
+;; \C-c \C-o	 forms-insert-record
+;; \C-c \C-l	 forms-jump-record
+;; \C-c \C-n	 forms-next-record
+;; \C-c \C-p	 forms-prev-record
+;; \C-c \C-r	 forms-search-backward
+;; \C-c \C-s	 forms-search-forward
+;; \C-c \C-x	 forms-exit
+;; 
+;; Read-only mode commands:
+;; 
+;; SPC 	 forms-next-record
+;; DEL	 forms-prev-record
+;; ?	 describe-mode
+;; \C-q forms-toggle-read-only
+;; l	 forms-jump-record
+;; n	 forms-next-record
+;; p	 forms-prev-record
+;; r	 forms-search-backward
+;; s	 forms-search-forward
+;; x	 forms-exit
+;; 
+;; Of course, it is also possible to use the \C-c prefix to obtain the
+;; same command keys as in edit mode.
+;; 
+;; The following bindings are available, independent of the mode: 
+;; 
+;; [next]	  forms-next-record
+;; [prior]	  forms-prev-record
+;; [begin]	  forms-first-record
+;; [end]	  forms-last-record
+;; [S-TAB]	  forms-prev-field
+;; [backtab] forms-prev-field
+;;
+;; For convenience, TAB is always bound to `forms-next-field', so you
+;; don't need the C-c prefix for this command.
+;;
+;; As mentioned above (see `forms-forms-scroll' and `forms-forms-jump')
+;; the bindings of standard functions `scroll-up', `scroll-down',
+;; `beginning-of-buffer' and `end-of-buffer' can be locally replaced with
+;; forms mode functions next/prev record and first/last
+;; record.
+;;
+;; `local-write-file hook' is defined to save the actual data file
+;; instead of the buffer data, `revert-file-hook' is defined to
+;; revert a forms to original.
+
+;;; Code:
+
+;;; Global variables and constants:
+
+(provide 'forms)			;;; official
+(provide 'forms-mode)			;;; for compatibility
+
+(defconst forms-version (substring "$Revision$" 11 -2)
+  "The version number of forms-mode (as string).  The complete RCS id is:
+
+  $Id$")
+
+(defvar forms-mode-hooks nil
+  "Hook functions to be run upon entering Forms mode.")
+
+;;; Mandatory variables - must be set by evaluating the control file.
+
+(defvar forms-file nil
+  "Name of the file holding the data.")
+
+(defvar forms-format-list nil
+  "List of formatting specifications.")
+
+(defvar forms-number-of-fields nil
+  "Number of fields per record.")
+
+;;; Optional variables with default values.
+
+(defvar forms-check-number-of-fields t
+  "*If non-nil, warn about records with wrong number of fields.")
+
+(defvar forms-field-sep "\t"
+  "Field separator character (default TAB).")
+
+(defvar forms-read-only nil
+  "Non-nil means: visit the file in view (read-only) mode.
+\(Defaults to the write access on the data file).")
+
+(defvar forms-multi-line "\C-k"
+  "If not nil: use this character to separate multi-line fields (default C-k).")
+
+(defvar forms-forms-scroll nil
+  "*Non-nil means replace scroll-up/down commands in Forms mode.
+The replacement commands performs forms-next/prev-record.")
+
+(defvar forms-forms-jump nil
+  "*Non-nil means redefine beginning/end-of-buffer in Forms mode.
+The replacement commands performs forms-first/last-record.")
+
+(defvar forms-read-file-filter nil
+  "The name of a function that is called after reading the data file.
+This can be used to change the contents of the file to something more
+suitable for forms processing.")
+
+(defvar forms-write-file-filter nil
+  "The name of a function that is called before writing the data file.
+This can be used to undo the effects of form-read-file-hook.")
+
+(defvar forms-new-record-filter nil
+  "The name of a function that is called when a new record is created.")
+
+(defvar forms-modified-record-filter nil
+  "The name of a function that is called when a record has been modified.")
+
+(defvar forms-fields nil
+  "List with fields of the current forms.  First field has number 1.
+This variable is for use by the filter routines only. 
+The contents may NOT be modified.")
+
+(defvar forms-use-extents (fboundp 'set-extent-property) ; XEmacs 19.9+
+  "*Non-nil means: use XEmacs/Lucid Emacs extents.
+Defaults to t if this emacs is capable of handling text properties.")
+
+(defvar forms-use-text-properties (and (fboundp 'set-text-properties)
+				       (not forms-use-extents)) ; XEmacs
+  "*Non-nil means: use emacs-19 text properties.
+Defaults to t if this emacs is capable of handling text properties.")
+
+(defvar forms-insert-after nil
+  "*Non-nil means: inserts of new records go after current record.
+Also, initial position is at last record.")
+
+(defvar forms-ro-face (if (string-match "XEmacs" emacs-version)
+			  'forms-label-face
+			'default)
+  "The face (a symbol) that is used to display read-only text on the screen.")
+
+(defvar forms-rw-face (if (string-match "XEmacs" emacs-version)
+			  'forms-field-face
+			'region)
+  "The face (a symbol) that is used to display read-write text on the screen.")
+
+;;; Internal variables.
+
+(defvar forms--lemacs-p (string-match "XEmacs" emacs-version))
+
+(defvar forms--file-buffer nil
+  "Buffer which holds the file data")
+
+(defvar forms--total-records 0
+  "Total number of records in the data file.")
+
+(defvar forms--current-record 0
+  "Number of the record currently on the screen.")
+
+(defvar forms-mode-map nil
+   "Keymap for form buffer.")
+(defvar forms-mode-ro-map nil
+   "Keymap for form buffer in view mode.")
+(defvar forms-mode-edit-map nil
+   "Keymap for form buffer in edit mode.")
+
+(defvar forms--markers nil
+  "Field markers in the screen.")
+
+(defvar forms--dyntexts nil
+  "Dynamic texts (resulting from function calls) on the screen.")
+
+(defvar forms--the-record-list nil 
+   "List of strings of the current record, as parsed from the file.")
+
+(defvar forms--search-regexp nil
+  "Last regexp used by forms-search functions.")
+
+(defvar forms--format nil
+  "Formatting routine.")
+
+(defvar forms--parser nil
+  "Forms parser routine.")
+
+(defvar forms--mode-setup nil
+  "To keep track of forms-mode being set-up.")
+(make-variable-buffer-local 'forms--mode-setup)
+
+(defvar forms--dynamic-text nil
+  "Array that holds dynamic texts to insert between fields.")
+
+(defvar forms--elements nil
+  "Array with the order in which the fields are displayed.")
+
+(defvar forms--ro-face nil
+  "Face used to represent read-only data on the screen.")
+
+(defvar forms--rw-face nil
+  "Face used to represent read-write data on the screen.")
+
+;;;###autoload 
+(defun forms-mode (&optional primary)
+  "Major mode to visit files in a field-structured manner using a form.
+
+Commands:                        Equivalent keys in read-only mode:
+ TAB            forms-next-field          TAB
+ \\C-c TAB       forms-next-field          
+ \\C-c <         forms-first-record         <
+ \\C-c >         forms-last-record          >
+ \\C-c ?         describe-mode              ?
+ \\C-c \\C-k      forms-delete-record
+ \\C-c \\C-q      forms-toggle-read-only     q
+ \\C-c \\C-o      forms-insert-record
+ \\C-c \\C-l      forms-jump-record          l
+ \\C-c \\C-n      forms-next-record          n
+ \\C-c \\C-p      forms-prev-record          p
+ \\C-c \\C-r      forms-search-backward      r
+ \\C-c \\C-s      forms-search-forward       s
+ \\C-c \\C-x      forms-exit                 x
+"
+  (interactive)
+
+  ;; This is not a simple major mode, as usual.  Therefore, forms-mode
+  ;; takes an optional argument `primary' which is used for the
+  ;; initial set-up.  Normal use would leave `primary' to nil.
+  ;; A global buffer-local variable `forms--mode-setup' has the same
+  ;; effect but makes it possible to auto-invoke forms-mode using
+  ;; `find-file'.
+  ;; Note: although it seems logical to have `make-local-variable'
+  ;; executed where the variable is first needed, I have deliberately
+  ;; placed all calls in this function.
+
+  ;; Primary set-up: evaluate buffer and check if the mandatory
+  ;; variables have been set.
+  (if (or primary (not forms--mode-setup))
+      (progn
+	;;(message "forms: setting up...")
+	(kill-all-local-variables)
+
+	;; Make mandatory variables.
+	(make-local-variable 'forms-file)
+	(make-local-variable 'forms-number-of-fields)
+	(make-local-variable 'forms-format-list)
+
+	;; Make optional variables.
+	(make-local-variable 'forms-field-sep)
+        (make-local-variable 'forms-read-only)
+        (make-local-variable 'forms-multi-line)
+	(make-local-variable 'forms-forms-scroll)
+	(make-local-variable 'forms-forms-jump)
+	(make-local-variable 'forms-insert-after)
+;;	(make-local-variable 'forms-use-text-properties)
+
+	;; Filter functions.
+	(make-local-variable 'forms-read-file-filter)
+	(make-local-variable 'forms-write-file-filter)
+	(make-local-variable 'forms-new-record-filter)
+	(make-local-variable 'forms-modified-record-filter)
+
+	;; Make sure no filters exist.
+	(setq forms-read-file-filter nil)
+	(setq forms-write-file-filter nil)
+	(setq forms-new-record-filter nil)
+	(setq forms-modified-record-filter nil)
+
+	(if forms--lemacs-p ; XEmacs
+	    (progn
+	      ;; forms-field-face defaults to bold.
+	      ;; forms-label-face defaults to no attributes
+	      ;;   (inherit from default.)
+	      (make-face 'forms-field-face)
+	      (make-face 'forms-label-face)
+	      (if (face-differs-from-default-p 'forms-field-face)
+		  nil
+		(copy-face 'bold 'forms-field-face)
+		;;(set-face-underline-p 'forms-field-face t)
+		)))
+
+	;; If running Emacs 19 under X, setup faces to show read-only and 
+	;; read-write fields.
+	(if (fboundp 'make-face)
+	    (progn
+	      (make-local-variable 'forms-ro-face)
+	      (make-local-variable 'forms-rw-face)))
+
+	;; eval the buffer, should set variables
+	;;(message "forms: processing control file...")
+	;; If enable-local-eval is not set to t the user is asked first.
+	(if (or (eq enable-local-eval t)
+		(yes-or-no-p 
+		 (concat "Evaluate lisp code in buffer "
+			 (buffer-name) " to display forms ")))
+	    (eval-current-buffer)
+	  (error "`enable-local-eval' inhibits buffer evaluation"))
+
+	;; Check if the mandatory variables make sense.
+	(or forms-file
+	    (error (concat "Forms control file error: " 
+			   "'forms-file' has not been set")))
+
+	;; Check forms-field-sep first, since it can be needed to
+	;; construct a default format list.
+	(or (stringp forms-field-sep)
+	    (error (concat "Forms control file error: "
+			   "'forms-field-sep' is not a string")))
+
+	(if forms-number-of-fields
+	    (or (and (numberp forms-number-of-fields)
+		     (> forms-number-of-fields 0))
+		(error (concat "Forms control file error: "
+			       "'forms-number-of-fields' must be a number > 0")))
+	  (or (null forms-format-list)
+	      (error (concat "Forms control file error: "
+			     "'forms-number-of-fields' has not been set"))))
+
+	(or forms-format-list
+	    (forms--intuit-from-file))
+
+	(if forms-multi-line
+	    (if (and (stringp forms-multi-line)
+		     (eq (length forms-multi-line) 1))
+		(if (string= forms-multi-line forms-field-sep)
+		    (error (concat "Forms control file error: " 
+				   "'forms-multi-line' is equal to 'forms-field-sep'")))
+	      (error (concat "Forms control file error: "
+			     "'forms-multi-line' must be nil or a one-character string"))))
+;;	(or (fboundp 'set-text-properties)
+;;	    (setq forms-use-text-properties nil))
+	    
+	;; Validate and process forms-format-list.
+	;;(message "forms: pre-processing format list...")
+	(forms--process-format-list)
+
+	;; Build the formatter and parser.
+	;;(message "forms: building formatter...")
+	(make-local-variable 'forms--format)
+	(make-local-variable 'forms--markers)
+	(make-local-variable 'forms--dyntexts)
+	(make-local-variable 'forms--elements)
+	;;(message "forms: building parser...")
+	(forms--make-format)
+	(make-local-variable 'forms--parser)
+	(forms--make-parser)
+	;;(message "forms: building parser... done.")
+
+	;; Check if record filters are defined.
+	(if (and forms-new-record-filter
+		 (not (fboundp forms-new-record-filter)))
+	    (error (concat "Forms control file error: "
+			   "'forms-new-record-filter' is not a function")))
+
+	(if (and forms-modified-record-filter
+		 (not (fboundp forms-modified-record-filter)))
+	    (error (concat "Forms control file error: "
+			   "'forms-modified-record-filter' is not a function")))
+
+	;; The filters acces the contents of the forms using `forms-fields'.
+	(make-local-variable 'forms-fields)
+
+	;; Dynamic text support.
+	(make-local-variable 'forms--dynamic-text)
+
+	;; Prevent accidental overwrite of the control file and autosave.
+	(set-visited-file-name nil)
+
+	;; Prepare this buffer for further processing.
+	(setq buffer-read-only nil)
+	(erase-buffer)
+
+	;;(message "forms: setting up... done.")
+	))
+
+  ;; initialization done
+  (setq forms--mode-setup t)
+
+  ;; Copy desired faces to the actual variables used by the forms formatter.
+  (if (fboundp 'make-face)
+      (progn
+	(make-local-variable 'forms--ro-face)
+	(make-local-variable 'forms--rw-face)
+	(if forms-read-only
+	    (progn
+	      (setq forms--ro-face forms-ro-face)
+	      (setq forms--rw-face forms-ro-face))
+	  (setq forms--ro-face forms-ro-face)
+	  (setq forms--rw-face forms-rw-face))))
+
+  ;; Make more local variables.
+  (make-local-variable 'forms--file-buffer)
+  (make-local-variable 'forms--total-records)
+  (make-local-variable 'forms--current-record)
+  (make-local-variable 'forms--the-record-list)
+  (make-local-variable 'forms--search-regexp)
+
+  ; The keymaps are global, so multiple forms mode buffers can share them.
+  ;(make-local-variable 'forms-mode-map)
+  ;(make-local-variable 'forms-mode-ro-map)
+  ;(make-local-variable 'forms-mode-edit-map)
+  (if forms-mode-map			; already defined
+      nil
+    ;;(message "forms: building keymap...")
+    (forms--mode-commands)
+    ;;(message "forms: building keymap... done.")
+    )
+
+  ;; set the major mode indicator
+  (setq major-mode 'forms-mode)
+  (setq mode-name "Forms")
+
+  ;; find the data file
+  (setq forms--file-buffer (find-file-noselect forms-file))
+
+  ;; Pre-transform.
+  (let ((read-file-filter forms-read-file-filter)
+	(write-file-filter forms-write-file-filter))
+    (if read-file-filter
+	(save-excursion
+	  (set-buffer forms--file-buffer)
+	  (let ((inhibit-read-only t)
+		(file-modified (buffer-modified-p)))
+	    (run-hooks 'read-file-filter)
+	    (if (not file-modified) (set-buffer-modified-p nil)))
+	  (if write-file-filter
+	      (progn
+		(make-variable-buffer-local 'local-write-file-hooks)
+		(setq local-write-file-hooks (list write-file-filter)))))
+      (if write-file-filter
+	  (save-excursion
+	    (set-buffer forms--file-buffer)
+	    (make-variable-buffer-local 'local-write-file-hooks)
+	    ;; (setq local-write-file-hooks (list write-file-filter))))))
+	    (add-hook 'local-write-file-hooks 'write-file-filter)))))
+
+  ;; count the number of records, and set see if it may be modified
+  (let (ro)
+    (setq forms--total-records
+	  (save-excursion
+	    (prog1
+		(progn
+		  ;;(message "forms: counting records...")
+		  (set-buffer forms--file-buffer)
+		  (bury-buffer (current-buffer))
+		  (setq ro buffer-read-only)
+		  (count-lines (point-min) (point-max)))
+	      ;;(message "forms: counting records... done.")
+	      )))
+    (if ro
+	(setq forms-read-only t)))
+
+  ;;(message "forms: proceeding setup...")
+
+  ;; Since we aren't really implementing a minor mode, we hack the modeline
+  ;; directly to get the text " View " into forms-read-only form buffers.  For
+  ;; that reason, this variable must be buffer only.
+  (make-local-variable 'minor-mode-alist)
+  (setq minor-mode-alist (list (list 'forms-read-only " View")))
+
+  ;;(message "forms: proceeding setup (keymaps)...")
+  (forms--set-keymaps)
+  ;;(message "forms: proceeding setup (commands)...")
+  (forms--change-commands)
+
+  ;;(message "forms: proceeding setup (buffer)...")
+  (set-buffer-modified-p nil)
+
+  (if (= forms--total-records 0)
+      ;;(message "forms: proceeding setup (new file)...")
+      (progn
+	(insert 
+	 "GNU Emacs Forms Mode version " forms-version "\n\n"
+	 (if (file-exists-p forms-file)
+	     (concat "No records available in file `" forms-file "'\n\n")
+	   (format "Creating new file `%s'\nwith %d field%s per record\n\n"
+		   forms-file forms-number-of-fields
+		   (if (= 1 forms-number-of-fields) "" "s")))
+	 "Use " (substitute-command-keys "\\[forms-insert-record]")
+	 " to create new records.\n")
+	(setq forms--current-record 1)
+	(setq buffer-read-only t)
+	(set-buffer-modified-p nil))
+
+    ;; setup the first (or current) record to show
+    (if (< forms--current-record 1)
+	(setq forms--current-record 1))
+    (forms-jump-record forms--current-record)
+    )
+
+  (if forms-insert-after
+      (forms-last-record)
+    (forms-first-record))
+
+  ;; user customising
+  ;;(message "forms: proceeding setup (user hooks)...")
+  (run-hooks 'forms-mode-hooks)
+  ;;(message "forms: setting up... done.")
+
+  ;; be helpful
+  (forms--help)
+)
+
+(defun forms--process-format-list ()
+  ;; Validate `forms-format-list' and set some global variables.
+  ;; Symbols in the list are evaluated, and consecutive strings are
+  ;; concatenated.
+  ;; Array `forms--elements' is constructed that contains the order
+  ;; of the fields on the display. This array is used by 
+  ;; `forms--parser-using-text-properties' to extract the fields data
+  ;; from the form on the screen.
+  ;; Upon completion, `forms-format-list' is guaranteed correct, so
+  ;; `forms--make-format' and `forms--make-parser' do not need to perform
+  ;; any checks.
+
+  ;; Verify that `forms-format-list' is not nil.
+  (or forms-format-list
+      (error (concat "Forms control file error: "
+		     "'forms-format-list' has not been set")))
+  ;; It must be a list.
+  (or (listp forms-format-list)
+      (error (concat "Forms control file error: "
+		     "'forms-format-list' is not a list")))
+
+  ;; Assume every field is painted once.
+  ;; `forms--elements' will grow if needed.
+  (setq forms--elements (make-vector forms-number-of-fields nil))
+
+  (let ((the-list forms-format-list)	; the list of format elements
+	(this-item 0)			; element in list
+	(prev-item nil)
+	(field-num 0))			; highest field number 
+
+    (setq forms-format-list nil)	; gonna rebuild
+
+    (while the-list
+
+      (let ((el (car-safe the-list))
+	    (rem (cdr-safe the-list)))
+
+	;; If it is a symbol, eval it first.
+	(if (and (symbolp el)
+		 (boundp el))
+	    (setq el (eval el)))
+
+	(cond
+
+	 ;; Try string ...
+	 ((stringp el)
+	  (if (stringp prev-item)	; try to concatenate strings
+	      (setq prev-item (concat prev-item el))
+	    (if prev-item
+		(setq forms-format-list
+		      (append forms-format-list (list prev-item) nil)))
+	    (setq prev-item el)))
+
+	 ;; Try numeric ...
+	 ((numberp el) 
+
+	  ;; Validate range.
+	  (if (or (<= el 0)
+		  (> el forms-number-of-fields))
+	      (error (concat "Forms format error: "
+			     "field number %d out of range 1..%d")
+		     el forms-number-of-fields))
+
+	  ;; Store forms order.
+	  (if (> field-num (length forms--elements))
+	      (setq forms--elements (vconcat forms--elements (1- el)))
+	    (aset forms--elements field-num (1- el)))
+	  (setq field-num (1+ field-num))
+
+	  (if prev-item
+	      (setq forms-format-list
+		    (append forms-format-list (list prev-item) nil)))
+	  (setq prev-item el))
+
+	 ;; Try function ...
+	 ((listp el)
+
+	  ;; Validate.
+	  (or (fboundp (car-safe el))
+	      (error (concat "Forms format error: "
+			     "not a function %S")
+		     (car-safe el)))
+
+	  ;; Shift.
+	  (if prev-item
+	      (setq forms-format-list
+		    (append forms-format-list (list prev-item) nil)))
+	  (setq prev-item el))
+
+	 ;; else
+	 (t
+	  (error (concat "Forms format error: "
+			 "invalid element %S")
+		 el)))
+
+	;; Advance to next element of the list.
+	(setq the-list rem)))
+
+    ;; Append last item.
+    (if prev-item
+	(progn
+	  (setq forms-format-list
+		(append forms-format-list (list prev-item) nil))
+	  ;; Append a newline if the last item is a field.
+	  ;; This prevents parsing problems.
+	  ;; Also it makes it possible to insert an empty last field.
+	  (if (numberp prev-item)
+	      (setq forms-format-list
+		    (append forms-format-list (list "\n") nil))))))
+
+  (forms--debug 'forms-format-list
+		'forms--elements))
+
+;; Special treatment for read-only segments.  (FSF19 only)
+;;
+;; If text is inserted between two read-only segments, it inherits the
+;; read-only properties.  This is not what we want.
+;; To solve this, read-only segments get the `insert-in-front-hooks'
+;; property set with a function that temporarily switches the properties
+;; of the first character of the segment to read-write, so the new
+;; text gets the right properties.
+;; The `post-command-hook' is used to restore the original properties.
+
+(defvar forms--iif-start nil
+  "Record start of modification command.")
+(defvar forms--iif-properties nil
+  "Original properties of the character being overridden.")
+
+(defun forms--iif-hook (begin end)
+  "`insert-in-front-hooks' function for read-only segments."
+
+  ;; Note start location.  By making it a marker that points one 
+  ;; character beyond the actual location, it is guaranteed to move 
+  ;; correctly if text is inserted.
+  (or forms--iif-start
+      (setq forms--iif-start (copy-marker (1+ (point)))))
+
+  ;; Check if there is special treatment required.
+  (if (or (<= forms--iif-start 2)
+	  (get-text-property (- forms--iif-start 2)
+			     'read-only))
+      (progn
+	;; Fetch current properties.
+	(setq forms--iif-properties 
+	      (text-properties-at (1- forms--iif-start)))
+
+	;; Replace them.
+	(let ((inhibit-read-only t))
+	  (set-text-properties 
+	   (1- forms--iif-start) forms--iif-start
+	   (list 'face forms--rw-face 'front-sticky '(face))))
+
+	;; Enable `post-command-hook' to restore the properties.
+	(setq post-command-hook
+	      (append (list 'forms--iif-post-command-hook) post-command-hook)))
+
+    ;; No action needed.  Clear marker.
+    (setq forms--iif-start nil)))
+
+(defun forms--iif-post-command-hook ()
+  "`post-command-hook' function for read-only segments."
+
+  ;; Disable `post-command-hook'.
+  (setq post-command-hook
+	(delq 'forms--iif-hook-post-command-hook post-command-hook))
+
+  ;; Restore properties.
+  (if forms--iif-start
+      (let ((inhibit-read-only t))
+	(set-text-properties 
+	 (1- forms--iif-start) forms--iif-start
+	 forms--iif-properties)))
+
+  ;; Cleanup.
+  (setq forms--iif-start nil))
+
+(defvar forms--marker)
+(defvar forms--dyntext)
+
+(defun forms--make-format ()
+  "Generate `forms--format' using the information in `forms-format-list'."
+
+  ;; The real work is done using a mapcar of `forms--make-format-elt' on
+  ;; `forms-format-list'.
+  ;; This function sets up the necessary environment, and decides
+  ;; which function to mapcar.
+
+  (let ((forms--marker 0)
+	(forms--dyntext 0))
+    (setq 
+     forms--format
+     (if forms-use-text-properties 
+	 (` (lambda (arg)
+	      (let ((inhibit-read-only t))
+		(,@ (apply 'append
+			   (mapcar 'forms--make-format-elt-using-text-properties
+				   forms-format-list)))
+		;; Prevent insertion before the first text.
+		(,@ (if (numberp (car forms-format-list))
+			nil
+		      '((add-text-properties (point-min) (1+ (point-min))
+					     '(front-sticky (read-only intangible))))))
+		;; Prevent insertion after the last text.
+		(remove-text-properties (1- (point)) (point)
+					'(rear-nonsticky)))
+	      (setq forms--iif-start nil)))
+       (if forms-use-extents ; XEmacs version
+	   (` (lambda (arg)
+		(,@ (apply 'append
+			   (mapcar 'forms--make-format-elt-using-extents
+				   forms-format-list)))
+
+		;; After creating all the extents, set their endpoint behavior.
+		;; We can't do this when creating the extents, because
+		;; otherwise the text we insert for the labels would be
+		;; interpreted as user input, and would alter the endpoints
+		;; of the previous extents we created (the text-entry fields
+		;; would be extended by the following static-text areas.)
+		(map-extents
+		 (function
+		  (lambda (extent ignore)
+		    (cond
+		     ((not (extent-property extent 'forms))
+		      ;; it's not one of ours; leave it alone.
+		      nil)
+		     ((not (extent-property extent 'read-only))
+		      ;; text-entry fields should be [closed,closed] so that
+		      ;; characters at either boundary go into them.
+		      (set-extent-property extent 'end-open nil))
+		     ;; Read-only fields should be (open,open) so that a
+		     ;; read-only error isn't signalled when characters are
+		     ;; inserted adjascent to them.  However, the very first
+		     ;; label should be [closed,open) so that one can't
+		     ;; insert text at point-min before the first label,
+		     ;; and the very last should be (open,closed] for the
+		     ;; same reason.
+		     ((= (point-min) (extent-start-position extent))
+		      (set-extent-property extent 'start-open nil)
+		      (set-extent-property extent 'end-open t))
+		     ((= (point-max) (extent-end-position extent))
+		      (set-extent-property extent 'start-open t)
+		      (set-extent-property extent 'end-open nil))
+		     (t
+		      (set-extent-property extent 'start-open t)
+		      (set-extent-property extent 'end-open t)))
+		    ;; return nil to continue mapping.
+		    nil))
+		 (current-buffer) (point-min) (point-max))
+		))
+	 (` (lambda (arg)
+	      (,@ (apply 'append
+			 (mapcar 'forms--make-format-elt
+				 forms-format-list))))))))
+
+    ;; We have tallied the number of markers and dynamic texts,
+    ;; so we can allocate the arrays now.
+    (setq forms--markers (make-vector forms--marker nil))
+    (setq forms--dyntexts (make-vector forms--dyntext nil)))
+  (forms--debug 'forms--format))
+
+(defun forms--make-format-elt-using-text-properties (el)
+  "Helper routine to generate format function."
+
+  ;; The format routine `forms--format' will look like
+  ;;
+  ;; ;; preamble
+  ;; (lambda (arg)
+  ;;   (let ((inhibit-read-only t))
+  ;;
+  ;;     ;; A string, e.g. "text: ".
+  ;;     (set-text-properties 
+  ;;      (point)
+  ;;      (progn (insert "text: ") (point)) 
+  ;;      (list 'face forms--ro-face
+  ;;		'read-only 1
+  ;;		'insert-in-front-hooks 'forms--iif-hook
+  ;;		'rear-nonsticky '(read-only face insert-in-front-hooks)))
+  ;;
+  ;;     ;; A field, e.g. 6.
+  ;;     (let ((here (point)))
+  ;;       (aset forms--markers 0 (point-marker))
+  ;;       (insert (elt arg 5))
+  ;;       (or (= (point) here)
+  ;; 	  (set-text-properties 
+  ;; 	   here (point)
+  ;; 	   (list 'face forms--rw-face
+  ;;		 'front-sticky '(face))))
+  ;;
+  ;;     ;; Another string, e.g. "\nmore text: ".
+  ;;     (set-text-properties
+  ;;      (point)
+  ;;      (progn (insert "\nmore text: ") (point))
+  ;;      (list 'face forms--ro-face
+  ;;		'read-only 2
+  ;;		'insert-in-front-hooks 'forms--iif-hook
+  ;;		'rear-nonsticky '(read-only face insert-in-front-hooks)))
+  ;;
+  ;;     ;; A function, e.g. (tocol 40).
+  ;;     (set-text-properties
+  ;;      (point)
+  ;;      (progn
+  ;;        (insert (aset forms--dyntexts 0 (tocol 40)))
+  ;;        (point))
+  ;;      (list 'face forms--ro-face
+  ;;		'read-only 2
+  ;;		'insert-in-front-hooks 'forms--iif-hook
+  ;;		'rear-nonsticky '(read-only face insert-in-front-hooks)))
+  ;;
+  ;;	 ;; Prevent insertion before the first text.
+  ;;	 (add-text-properties (point-min) (1+ (point-min))
+  ;;			      '(front-sticky (read-only))))))
+  ;;	 ;; Prevent insertion after the last text.
+  ;;	 (remove-text-properties (1- (point)) (point)
+  ;;	 			 '(rear-nonsticky)))
+  ;;
+  ;;     ;; wrap up
+  ;;     (setq forms--iif-start nil)
+  ;;     ))
+
+  (cond
+   ((stringp el)
+    
+    (` ((set-text-properties 
+	 (point)			; start at point
+	 (progn				; until after insertion
+	   (insert (, el))
+	   (point))
+	 (list 'face forms--ro-face	; read-only appearance
+	       'read-only (,@ (list (1+ forms--marker)))
+	       'intangible t
+	       'insert-in-front-hooks '(forms--iif-hook)
+	       'rear-nonsticky '(face read-only insert-in-front-hooks
+				      intangible))))))
+    
+   ((numberp el)
+    (` ((let ((here (point)))
+	  (aset forms--markers 
+		(, (prog1 forms--marker
+		     (setq forms--marker (1+ forms--marker))))
+		(point-marker))
+	  (insert (elt arg (, (1- el))))
+	  (or (= (point) here)
+	      (set-text-properties 
+	       here (point)
+	       (list 'face forms--rw-face
+		     'front-sticky '(face))))))))
+
+   ((listp el)
+    (` ((set-text-properties
+	 (point)
+	 (progn
+	   (insert (aset forms--dyntexts 
+			 (, (prog1 forms--dyntext
+			      (setq forms--dyntext (1+ forms--dyntext))))
+			 (, el)))
+	   (point))
+	 (list 'face forms--ro-face
+	       'read-only (,@ (list (1+ forms--marker)))
+	       'intangible t
+	       'insert-in-front-hooks '(forms--iif-hook)
+	       'rear-nonsticky '(read-only face insert-in-front-hooks
+					   intangible))))))
+
+   ;; end of cond
+   ))
+
+;; XEmacs
+(defun forms--make-format-elt-using-extents (el)
+  "Helper routine to generate format function."
+
+  ;; The format routine `forms--format' will look like
+  ;;
+  ;; ;; preamble
+  ;;  (lambda (arg)
+  ;;  
+  ;;    ;; A string, e.g. "text: ".
+  ;;    (let ((extent (make-extent
+  ;;                   (point)
+  ;;                   (progn (insert "text: ") (point)))))
+  ;;      (set-extent-face extent forms--ro-face)
+  ;;      (set-extent-property extent 'read-only t)
+  ;;      (set-extent-property extent 'forms t)
+  ;;      )
+  ;;
+  ;;    ;; A field, e.g. 6.
+  ;;    (let ((here (point)))
+  ;;      (aset forms--markers 0 (point-marker))
+  ;;      (insert (elt arg 5))
+  ;;      (if (= (point) here)
+  ;;          nil
+  ;;        (let ((extent (make-extent here (point))))
+  ;;          (set-extent-face extent forms--rw-face)
+  ;;          (set-extent-property extent 'forms t)
+  ;;          )))
+  ;;  
+  ;;    ;; A function, e.g. (tocol 40).
+  ;;    (let ((extent (make-extent
+  ;;                   (point)
+  ;;                   (progn
+  ;;                     (insert (aset forms--dyntexts 0 (tocol 40)))
+  ;;                     (point)))))
+  ;;      (set-extent-face extent forms--ro-face)
+  ;;      (set-extent-property extent 'read-only t)
+  ;;      (set-extent-property extent 'forms t)
+  ;;      )
+  ;;    
+  ;;    ;; wrap up
+  ;;    (setq forms--iif-start nil)
+  ;;    )
+
+  (cond
+   ((stringp el)
+    
+    (` ((let ((extent (make-extent
+		       (point)			; start at point
+		       (progn			; until after insertion
+			 (insert (, el))
+			 (point)))))
+	  (set-extent-face extent forms--ro-face)
+	  (set-extent-property extent 'forms t)
+	  (set-extent-property extent 'read-only t)
+	  ))))
+
+   ((numberp el)
+    (` ((let ((here (point)))
+	  (aset forms--markers 
+		(, (prog1 forms--marker
+		     (setq forms--marker (1+ forms--marker))))
+		(point-marker))
+	  (insert (elt arg (, (1- el))))
+	  (if (= (point) here)
+	      nil
+	    (let ((extent (make-extent here (point))))
+	      (set-extent-face extent forms--rw-face)
+	      (set-extent-property extent 'forms t)
+	      ))))))
+   
+   ((listp el)
+    (` ((let ((extent
+	       (make-extent
+		(point)
+		(progn
+		  (insert (aset forms--dyntexts 
+				(, (prog1 forms--dyntext
+				     (setq forms--dyntext
+					   (1+ forms--dyntext))))
+				(, el)))
+		  (point)))))
+	  (set-extent-face extent forms--ro-face)
+	  (set-extent-property extent 'forms t)
+	  (set-extent-property extent 'read-only t)
+	  ))))
+   
+   ;; end of cond
+   ))
+
+(defun forms--make-format-elt (el)
+  "Helper routine to generate format function."
+
+  ;; If we're not using text properties, the format routine
+  ;; `forms--format' will look like
+  ;;
+  ;; (lambda (arg)
+  ;;   ;; a string, e.g. "text: "
+  ;;   (insert "text: ")
+  ;;   ;; a field, e.g. 6
+  ;;   (aset forms--markers 0 (point-marker))
+  ;;   (insert (elt arg 5))
+  ;;   ;; another string, e.g. "\nmore text: "
+  ;;   (insert "\nmore text: ")
+  ;;   ;; a function, e.g. (tocol 40)
+  ;;   (insert (aset forms--dyntexts 0 (tocol 40)))
+  ;;   ... )
+
+  (cond 
+   ((stringp el)
+    (` ((insert (, el)))))
+   ((numberp el)
+    (prog1
+	(` ((aset forms--markers (, forms--marker) (point-marker))
+	    (insert (elt arg (, (1- el))))))
+      (setq forms--marker (1+ forms--marker))))
+   ((listp el)
+    (prog1
+	(` ((insert (aset forms--dyntexts (, forms--dyntext) (, el)))))
+      (setq forms--dyntext (1+ forms--dyntext))))))
+
+(defvar forms--field)
+(defvar forms--recordv)
+(defvar forms--seen-text)
+
+(defun forms--make-parser ()
+  "Generate `forms--parser' from the information in `forms-format-list'."
+
+  ;; If we can use text properties, we simply set it to
+  ;; `forms--parser-using-text-properties'.
+  ;; Otherwise, the function is constructed using a mapcar of
+  ;; `forms--make-parser-elt on `forms-format-list'.
+
+  (setq
+   forms--parser
+   (if forms-use-text-properties
+       (function forms--parser-using-text-properties)
+     (let ((forms--field nil)
+	   (forms--seen-text nil)
+	   (forms--dyntext 0))
+
+       ;; Note: we add a nil element to the list passed to `mapcar',
+       ;; see `forms--make-parser-elt' for details.
+       (` (lambda nil
+	    (let (here)
+	      (goto-char (point-min))
+	      (,@ (apply 'append
+			 (mapcar 
+			  'forms--make-parser-elt 
+			  (append forms-format-list (list nil)))))))))))
+
+  (forms--debug 'forms--parser))
+
+(defun forms--parser-using-text-properties ()
+  "Extract field info from forms when using text properties."
+
+  ;; Using text properties, we can simply jump to the markers, and
+  ;; extract the information up to the following read-only segment.
+
+  (let ((i 0)
+	here there)
+    (while (< i (length forms--markers))
+      (goto-char (setq here (aref forms--markers i)))
+      (if (get-text-property here 'read-only)
+	  (aset forms--recordv (aref forms--elements i) nil)
+	(if (setq there 
+		  (next-single-property-change here 'read-only))
+	    (aset forms--recordv (aref forms--elements i)
+		  (buffer-substring-no-properties here there))
+	  (aset forms--recordv (aref forms--elements i)
+		(buffer-substring-no-properties here (point-max)))))
+      (setq i (1+ i)))))
+
+(defun forms--make-parser-elt (el)
+  "Helper routine to generate forms parser function."
+
+  ;; The parse routine will look like:
+  ;;
+  ;; (lambda nil
+  ;;   (let (here)
+  ;;     (goto-char (point-min))
+  ;; 
+  ;;	 ;;  "text: "
+  ;;     (if (not (looking-at "text: "))
+  ;; 	    (error "Parse error: cannot find \"text: \""))
+  ;;     (forward-char 6)	; past "text: "
+  ;; 
+  ;;     ;;  6
+  ;;	 ;;  "\nmore text: "
+  ;;     (setq here (point))
+  ;;     (if (not (search-forward "\nmore text: " nil t nil))
+  ;; 	    (error "Parse error: cannot find \"\\nmore text: \""))
+  ;;     (aset forms--recordv 5 (buffer-substring-no-properties here (- (point) 12)))
+  ;;
+  ;;	 ;;  (tocol 40)
+  ;;	(let ((forms--dyntext (car-safe forms--dynamic-text)))
+  ;;	  (if (not (looking-at (regexp-quote forms--dyntext)))
+  ;;	      (error "Parse error: not looking at \"%s\"" forms--dyntext))
+  ;;	  (forward-char (length forms--dyntext))
+  ;;	  (setq forms--dynamic-text (cdr-safe forms--dynamic-text)))
+  ;;     ... 
+  ;;     ;; final flush (due to terminator sentinel, see below)
+  ;;	(aset forms--recordv 7 (buffer-substring-no-properties (point) (point-max)))
+
+  (cond
+   ((stringp el)
+    (prog1
+	(if forms--field
+	    (` ((setq here (point))
+		(if (not (search-forward (, el) nil t nil))
+		    (error "Parse error: cannot find \"%s\"" (, el)))
+		(aset forms--recordv (, (1- forms--field))
+		      (buffer-substring here
+					(- (point) (, (length el)))))))
+	  (` ((if (not (looking-at (, (regexp-quote el))))
+		  (error "Parse error: not looking at \"%s\"" (, el)))
+	      (forward-char (, (length el))))))
+      (setq forms--seen-text t)
+      (setq forms--field nil)))
+   ((numberp el)
+    (if forms--field
+	(error "Cannot parse adjacent fields %d and %d"
+	       forms--field el)
+      (setq forms--field el)
+      nil))
+   ((null el)
+    (if forms--field
+	(` ((aset forms--recordv (, (1- forms--field))
+		  (buffer-substring-no-properties (point) (point-max)))))))
+   ((listp el)
+    (prog1
+	(if forms--field
+	    (` ((let ((here (point))
+		      (forms--dyntext (aref forms--dyntexts (, forms--dyntext))))
+		  (if (not (search-forward forms--dyntext nil t nil))
+		      (error "Parse error: cannot find \"%s\"" forms--dyntext))
+		  (aset forms--recordv (, (1- forms--field))
+			(buffer-substring-no-properties here
+					  (- (point) (length forms--dyntext)))))))
+	  (` ((let ((forms--dyntext (aref forms--dyntexts (, forms--dyntext))))
+		(if (not (looking-at (regexp-quote forms--dyntext)))
+		    (error "Parse error: not looking at \"%s\"" forms--dyntext))
+		(forward-char (length forms--dyntext))))))
+      (setq forms--dyntext (1+ forms--dyntext))
+      (setq forms--seen-text t)
+      (setq forms--field nil)))
+   ))
+
+(defun forms--intuit-from-file ()
+  "Get number of fields and a default form using the data file."
+
+  ;; If `forms-number-of-fields' is not set, get it from the data file.
+  (if (null forms-number-of-fields)
+
+      ;; Need a file to do this.
+      (if (not (file-exists-p forms-file))
+	  (error "Need existing file or explicit 'forms-number-of-records'.")
+
+	;; Visit the file and extract the first record.
+	(setq forms--file-buffer (find-file-noselect forms-file))
+	(let ((read-file-filter forms-read-file-filter)
+	      (the-record))
+	  (setq the-record
+		(save-excursion
+		  (set-buffer forms--file-buffer)
+		  (let ((inhibit-read-only t))
+		    (run-hooks 'read-file-filter))
+		  (goto-char (point-min))
+		  (forms--get-record)))
+
+	  ;; This may be overkill, but try to avoid interference with 
+	  ;; the normal processing.
+	  (kill-buffer forms--file-buffer)
+
+	  ;; Count the number of fields in `the-record'.
+	  (let (the-result
+		(start-pos 0)
+		found-pos
+		(field-sep-length (length forms-field-sep)))
+	    (setq forms-number-of-fields 1)
+	    (while (setq found-pos
+			 (string-match forms-field-sep the-record start-pos))
+	      (progn
+		(setq forms-number-of-fields (1+ forms-number-of-fields))
+		(setq start-pos (+ field-sep-length found-pos))))))))
+
+  ;; Construct default format list.
+  (setq forms-format-list (list "Forms file \"" forms-file "\".\n\n"))
+  (let ((i 0))
+    (while (<= (setq i (1+ i)) forms-number-of-fields)
+      (setq forms-format-list
+	    (append forms-format-list
+		    (list (format "%4d: " i) i "\n"))))))
+
+(defun forms--set-keymaps ()
+  "Set the keymaps used in this mode."
+
+  (use-local-map (if forms-read-only 
+		     forms-mode-ro-map 
+		   forms-mode-edit-map)))
+
+(defun forms--mode-commands ()
+  "Fill the Forms mode keymaps."
+
+  ;; `forms-mode-map' is always accessible via \C-c prefix.
+  (setq forms-mode-map (make-keymap))
+  (define-key forms-mode-map "\t" 'forms-next-field)
+  (define-key forms-mode-map "\C-k" 'forms-delete-record)
+  (define-key forms-mode-map "\C-q" 'forms-toggle-read-only)
+  (define-key forms-mode-map "\C-o" 'forms-insert-record)
+  (define-key forms-mode-map "\C-l" 'forms-jump-record)
+  (define-key forms-mode-map "\C-n" 'forms-next-record)
+  (define-key forms-mode-map "\C-p" 'forms-prev-record)
+  (define-key forms-mode-map "\C-r" 'forms-search-backward)
+  (define-key forms-mode-map "\C-s" 'forms-search-forward)
+  (define-key forms-mode-map "\C-x" 'forms-exit)
+  (define-key forms-mode-map "<" 'forms-first-record)
+  (define-key forms-mode-map ">" 'forms-last-record)
+  (define-key forms-mode-map "?" 'describe-mode) ; XEmacs
+  (define-key forms-mode-map "\C-?" 'forms-prev-record)
+
+  ;; `forms-mode-ro-map' replaces the local map when in read-only mode.
+  (setq forms-mode-ro-map (make-keymap))
+  (suppress-keymap forms-mode-ro-map)
+  (define-key forms-mode-ro-map "\C-c" forms-mode-map)
+  (define-key forms-mode-ro-map "\t" 'forms-next-field)
+  (define-key forms-mode-ro-map "q" 'forms-toggle-read-only)
+  (define-key forms-mode-ro-map "l" 'forms-jump-record)
+  (define-key forms-mode-ro-map "n" 'forms-next-record)
+  (define-key forms-mode-ro-map "p" 'forms-prev-record)
+  (define-key forms-mode-ro-map "r" 'forms-search-backward)
+  (define-key forms-mode-ro-map "s" 'forms-search-forward)
+  (define-key forms-mode-ro-map "x" 'forms-exit)
+  (define-key forms-mode-ro-map "<" 'forms-first-record)
+  (define-key forms-mode-ro-map ">" 'forms-last-record)
+  (define-key forms-mode-ro-map "?" 'describe-mode)
+  (define-key forms-mode-ro-map " " 'forms-next-record)
+  (forms--mode-commands1 forms-mode-ro-map)
+  (forms--mode-menu-ro forms-mode-ro-map)
+
+  ;; This is the normal, local map.
+  (setq forms-mode-edit-map (make-keymap))
+  (define-key forms-mode-edit-map "\t"   'forms-next-field)
+  (define-key forms-mode-edit-map "\C-c" forms-mode-map)
+  (forms--mode-commands1 forms-mode-edit-map)
+  (forms--mode-menu-edit forms-mode-edit-map)
+  )
+
+(defun forms--mode-menu-ro (map)
+;;; Menu initialisation
+;  (define-key map [menu-bar] (make-sparse-keymap))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms]
+    (cons "Forms" (make-sparse-keymap "Forms")))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-exit]
+    '("Exit Forms Mode" . forms-exit))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-sep1]
+    '("----"))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-save]
+    '("Save Data" . forms-save-buffer))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-print]
+    '("Print Data" . forms-print))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-describe]
+    '("Describe Mode" . describe-mode))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-toggle-ro]
+    '("Toggle View/Edit" . forms-toggle-read-only))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-jump-record]
+    '("Jump" . forms-jump-record))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-search-backward]
+    '("Search Backward" . forms-search-backward))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-search-forward]
+    '("Search Forward" . forms-search-forward))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-delete-record]
+    '("Delete" . forms-delete-record))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-insert-record]
+    '("Insert" . forms-insert-record))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-sep2]
+    '("----"))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-last-record]
+    '("Last Record" . forms-last-record))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-first-record]
+    '("First Record" . forms-first-record))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-prev-record]
+    '("Previous Record" . forms-prev-record))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-next-record]
+    '("Next Record" . forms-next-record))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-sep3]
+    '("----"))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-prev-field]
+    '("Previous Field" . forms-prev-field))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-next-field]
+    '("Next Field" . forms-next-field))
+  (put 'forms-insert-record 'menu-enable '(not forms-read-only))
+  (put 'forms-delete-record 'menu-enable '(not forms-read-only))
+)
+(defun forms--mode-menu-edit (map)
+;;; Menu initialisation
+;  (define-key map [menu-bar] (make-sparse-keymap))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms]
+    (cons "Forms" (make-sparse-keymap "Forms")))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit--exit]
+    '("Exit" . forms-exit))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-sep1]
+    '("----"))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-save]
+    '("Save Data" . forms-save-buffer))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-print]
+    '("Print Data" . forms-print))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-describe]
+    '("Describe Mode" . describe-mode))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-toggle-ro]
+    '("Toggle View/Edit" . forms-toggle-read-only))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-jump-record]
+    '("Jump" . forms-jump-record))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-search-backward]
+    '("Search Backward" . forms-search-backward))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-search-forward]
+    '("Search Forward" . forms-search-forward))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-delete-record]
+    '("Delete" . forms-delete-record))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-insert-record]
+    '("Insert" . forms-insert-record))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-sep2]
+    '("----"))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-last-record]
+    '("Last Record" . forms-last-record))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-first-record]
+    '("First Record" . forms-first-record))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-prev-record]
+    '("Previous Record" . forms-prev-record))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-next-record]
+    '("Next Record" . forms-next-record))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-sep3]
+    '("----"))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-prev-field]
+    '("Previous Field" . forms-prev-field))
+  (define-key map [menu-bar forms menu-forms-edit-next-field]
+    '("Next Field" . forms-next-field))
+  (put 'forms-insert-record 'menu-enable '(not forms-read-only))
+  (put 'forms-delete-record 'menu-enable '(not forms-read-only))
+)
+
+(defun forms--mode-commands1 (map) 
+  "Helper routine to define keys."
+  (if forms--lemacs-p ; XEmacs
+      (progn
+	(define-key map [tab] 'forms-next-field)
+	(define-key map [(shift tab)] 'forms-prev-field))
+    (define-key map [TAB] 'forms-next-field)
+    (define-key map [S-tab] 'forms-prev-field))
+  (define-key map [next] 'forms-next-record)
+  (define-key map [prior] 'forms-prev-record)
+  (define-key map [begin] 'forms-first-record)
+  (define-key map [last] 'forms-last-record)
+  (define-key map [backtab] 'forms-prev-field)
+  )
+
+;;; Changed functions
+
+(defun forms--change-commands ()
+  "Localize some commands for Forms mode."
+
+  ;; scroll-down -> forms-prev-record
+  ;; scroll-up -> forms-next-record
+  (if forms-forms-scroll
+      (progn
+	(substitute-key-definition 'scroll-up 'forms-next-record
+				   (current-local-map)
+				   ;;(current-global-map) ; FSF
+				   )
+	(substitute-key-definition 'scroll-down 'forms-prev-record
+				   (current-local-map)
+				   ;;(current-global-map) ; FSF
+				   )))
+  ;;
+  ;; beginning-of-buffer -> forms-first-record
+  ;; end-of-buffer -> forms-end-record
+  (if forms-forms-jump
+      (progn
+	(substitute-key-definition 'beginning-of-buffer 'forms-first-record
+				   (current-local-map)
+				   ;;(current-global-map) ; FSF
+				   )
+	(substitute-key-definition 'end-of-buffer 'forms-last-record
+				   (current-local-map)
+				   ;;(current-global-map) ;FSF
+				   )))
+  ;;
+  ;; Save buffer
+  (local-set-key "\C-x\C-s" 'forms-save-buffer)
+  ;;
+  ;; We have our own revert function - use it.
+  (make-local-variable 'revert-buffer-function)
+  (setq revert-buffer-function 'forms--revert-buffer)
+
+  t)
+
+(defun forms--help ()
+  "Initial help for Forms mode."
+  (message "%s" (substitute-command-keys (concat
+  "\\[forms-next-record]:next"
+  "   \\[forms-prev-record]:prev"
+  "   \\[forms-first-record]:first"
+  "   \\[forms-last-record]:last"
+  "   \\[describe-mode]:help"))))
+
+(defun forms--trans (subj arg rep)
+  "Translate in SUBJ all chars ARG into char REP.  ARG and REP should
+ be single-char strings."
+  (let ((i 0)
+	(x (length subj))
+	(re (regexp-quote arg))
+	(k (string-to-char rep)))
+    (while (setq i (string-match re subj i))
+      (aset subj i k)
+      (setq i (1+ i)))))
+
+(defun forms--exit (query &optional save)
+  "Internal exit from forms mode function."
+
+  (let ((buf (buffer-name forms--file-buffer)))
+    (forms--checkmod)
+    (if (and save
+	     (buffer-modified-p forms--file-buffer))
+	(forms-save-buffer))
+    (save-excursion
+      (set-buffer forms--file-buffer)
+      (delete-auto-save-file-if-necessary)
+      (kill-buffer (current-buffer)))
+    (if (get-buffer buf)	; not killed???
+      (if save
+	  (progn
+	    (beep)
+	    (message "Problem saving buffers?")))
+      (delete-auto-save-file-if-necessary)
+      (kill-buffer (current-buffer)))))
+
+(defun forms--get-record ()
+  "Fetch the current record from the file buffer."
+
+  ;; This function is executed in the context of the `forms--file-buffer'.
+
+  (or (bolp)
+      (beginning-of-line nil))
+  (let ((here (point)))
+    (prog2
+     (end-of-line)
+     (buffer-substring-no-properties here (point))
+     (goto-char here))))
+
+(defun forms--show-record (the-record)
+  "Format THE-RECORD and display it in the current buffer."
+
+  ;; Split the-record.
+  (let (the-result
+	(start-pos 0)
+	found-pos
+	(field-sep-length (length forms-field-sep)))
+    (if forms-multi-line
+	(forms--trans the-record forms-multi-line "\n"))
+    ;; Add an extra separator (makes splitting easy).
+    (setq the-record (concat the-record forms-field-sep))
+    (while (setq found-pos (string-match forms-field-sep the-record start-pos))
+      (let ((ent (substring the-record start-pos found-pos)))
+	(setq the-result
+	      (append the-result (list ent)))
+	(setq start-pos (+ field-sep-length found-pos))))
+    (setq forms--the-record-list the-result))
+
+  (setq buffer-read-only nil)
+  (if forms-use-text-properties
+      (let ((inhibit-read-only t))
+	(set-text-properties (point-min) (point-max) nil)))
+  (if forms-use-extents
+      (map-extents (lambda (x ignore) (detach-extent x) nil)))
+  (erase-buffer)
+
+  ;; Verify the number of fields, extend forms--the-record-list if needed.
+  (if (= (length forms--the-record-list) forms-number-of-fields)
+      nil
+    (if (null forms-check-number-of-fields)
+	nil
+      (beep)
+      (message "Warning: this record has %d fields instead of %d"
+	       (length forms--the-record-list) forms-number-of-fields))
+    (if (< (length forms--the-record-list) forms-number-of-fields)
+	(setq forms--the-record-list 
+	      (append forms--the-record-list
+		      (make-list 
+		       (- forms-number-of-fields 
+			  (length forms--the-record-list))
+		       "")))))
+
+  ;; Call the formatter function.
+  (setq forms-fields (append (list nil) forms--the-record-list nil))
+  (funcall forms--format forms--the-record-list)
+
+  ;; Prepare.
+  (goto-char (point-min))
+  (set-buffer-modified-p nil)
+  (setq buffer-read-only forms-read-only)
+  (setq mode-line-process
+	(concat " " forms--current-record "/" forms--total-records)))
+
+(defun forms--parse-form ()
+  "Parse contents of form into list of strings."
+  ;; The contents of the form are parsed, and a new list of strings
+  ;; is constructed.
+  ;; A vector with the strings from the original record is 
+  ;; constructed, which is updated with the new contents.  Therefore
+  ;; fields which were not in the form are not modified.
+  ;; Finally, the vector is transformed into a list for further processing.
+
+  (let (forms--recordv)
+
+    ;; Build the vector.
+    (setq forms--recordv (vconcat forms--the-record-list))
+
+    ;; Parse the form and update the vector.
+    (let ((forms--dynamic-text forms--dynamic-text))
+      (funcall forms--parser))
+
+    (if forms-modified-record-filter
+	;; As a service to the user, we add a zeroth element so she
+	;; can use the same indices as in the forms definition.
+	(let ((the-fields (vconcat [nil] forms--recordv)))
+	  (setq the-fields (funcall forms-modified-record-filter the-fields))
+	  (cdr (append the-fields nil)))
+
+      ;; Transform to a list and return.
+      (append forms--recordv nil))))
+
+(defun forms--update ()
+  "Update current record with contents of form.
+As a side effect: sets `forms--the-record-list'."
+
+  (if forms-read-only
+      (progn
+	(message "Read-only buffer!")
+	(beep))
+
+    (let (the-record)
+      ;; Build new record.
+      (setq forms--the-record-list (forms--parse-form))
+      (setq the-record
+	    (mapconcat 'identity forms--the-record-list forms-field-sep))
+
+      (if (string-match (regexp-quote forms-field-sep)
+			(mapconcat 'identity forms--the-record-list ""))
+	  (error "Field separator occurs in record - update refused!"))
+
+      ;; Handle multi-line fields, if allowed.
+      (if forms-multi-line
+	  (forms--trans the-record "\n" forms-multi-line))
+
+      ;; A final sanity check before updating.
+      (if (string-match "\n" the-record)
+	  (progn
+	    (message "Multi-line fields in this record - update refused!")
+	    (beep))
+
+	(save-excursion
+	  (set-buffer forms--file-buffer)
+	  ;; Use delete-region instead of kill-region, to avoid
+	  ;; adding junk to the kill-ring.
+	  (delete-region (save-excursion (beginning-of-line) (point))
+			 (save-excursion (end-of-line) (point)))
+	  (insert the-record)
+	  (beginning-of-line))))))
+
+(defun forms--checkmod ()
+  "Check if this form has been modified, and call forms--update if so."
+  (if (buffer-modified-p nil)
+      (let ((here (point)))
+	(forms--update)
+	(set-buffer-modified-p nil)
+	(goto-char here))))
+
+;;; Start and exit
+
+;;;###autoload
+(defun forms-find-file (fn)
+  "Visit a file in Forms mode."
+  (interactive "fForms file: ")
+  (let ((enable-local-eval t)
+	(enable-local-variables t))
+    (find-file-read-only fn)
+    (or forms--mode-setup (forms-mode t))))
+
+;;;###autoload
+(defun forms-find-file-other-window (fn)
+  "Visit a file in Forms mode in other window."
+  (interactive "fFbrowse file in other window: ")
+  (let ((enable-local-eval t)
+	(enable-local-variables t))
+    (find-file-other-window fn)
+    (or forms--mode-setup (forms-mode t))))
+
+(defun forms-exit (query)
+  "Normal exit from Forms mode.  Modified buffers are saved."
+  (interactive "P")
+  (forms--exit query t))
+
+(defun forms-exit-no-save (query)
+  "Exit from Forms mode without saving buffers."
+  (interactive "P")
+  (forms--exit query nil))
+
+;;; Navigating commands
+
+(defun forms-next-record (arg)
+  "Advance to the ARGth following record."
+  (interactive "P")
+  (forms-jump-record (+ forms--current-record (prefix-numeric-value arg)) t))
+
+(defun forms-prev-record (arg)
+  "Advance to the ARGth previous record."
+  (interactive "P")
+  (forms-jump-record (- forms--current-record (prefix-numeric-value arg)) t))
+
+(defun forms-jump-record (arg &optional relative)
+  "Jump to a random record."
+  (interactive "NRecord number: ")
+
+  ;; Verify that the record number is within range.
+  (if (or (> arg forms--total-records)
+	  (<= arg 0))
+    (progn
+      (beep)
+      ;; Don't give the message if just paging.
+      (if (not relative)
+	  (message "Record number %d out of range 1..%d"
+		   arg forms--total-records))
+      )
+
+    ;; Flush.
+    (forms--checkmod)
+
+    ;; Calculate displacement.
+    (let ((disp (- arg forms--current-record))
+	  (cur forms--current-record))
+
+      ;; `forms--show-record' needs it now.
+      (setq forms--current-record arg)
+
+      ;; Get the record and show it.
+      (forms--show-record
+       (save-excursion
+	 (set-buffer forms--file-buffer)
+	 (beginning-of-line)
+
+	 ;; Move, and adjust the amount if needed (shouldn't happen).
+	 (if relative
+	     (if (zerop disp)
+		 nil
+	       (setq cur (+ cur disp (- (forward-line disp)))))
+	   (setq cur (+ cur disp (- (goto-line arg)))))
+
+	 (forms--get-record)))
+
+      ;; This shouldn't happen.
+      (if (/= forms--current-record cur)
+	  (progn
+	    (setq forms--current-record cur)
+	    (beep)
+	    (message "Stuck at record %d" cur))))))
+
+(defun forms-first-record ()
+  "Jump to first record."
+  (interactive)
+  (forms-jump-record 1))
+
+(defun forms-last-record ()
+  "Jump to last record.
+As a side effect: re-calculates the number of records in the data file."
+  (interactive)
+  (let
+      ((numrec 
+	(save-excursion
+	  (set-buffer forms--file-buffer)
+	  (count-lines (point-min) (point-max)))))
+    (if (= numrec forms--total-records)
+	nil
+      (beep)
+      (setq forms--total-records numrec)
+      (message "Warning: number of records changed to %d" forms--total-records)))
+  (forms-jump-record forms--total-records))
+
+;;; Other commands
+
+(defun forms-toggle-read-only (arg)
+  "Toggles read-only mode of a forms mode buffer.
+With an argument, enables read-only mode if the argument is positive.
+Otherwise enables edit mode if the visited file is writable."
+
+  (interactive "P")
+
+  (if (if arg
+	  ;; Negative arg means switch it off.
+	  (<= (prefix-numeric-value arg) 0)
+	;; No arg means toggle.
+	forms-read-only)
+
+      ;; Enable edit mode, if possible.
+      (let ((ro forms-read-only))
+	(if (save-excursion
+	      (set-buffer forms--file-buffer)
+	      buffer-read-only)
+	    (progn
+	      (setq forms-read-only t)
+	      (message "No write access to `%s'" forms-file)
+	      (beep))
+	  (setq forms-read-only nil))
+	(if (equal ro forms-read-only)
+	    nil
+	  (forms-mode)))
+
+    ;; Enable view mode.
+    (if forms-read-only
+	nil
+      (forms--checkmod)			; sync
+      (setq forms-read-only t)
+      (forms-mode))))
+
+;; Sample:
+;; (defun my-new-record-filter (the-fields)
+;;   ;; numbers are relative to 1
+;;   (aset the-fields 4 (current-time-string))
+;;   (aset the-fields 6 (user-login-name))
+;;   the-list)
+;; (setq forms-new-record-filter 'my-new-record-filter)
+
+(defun forms-insert-record (arg)
+  "Create a new record before the current one.
+With ARG: store the record after the current one.
+If `forms-new-record-filter' contains the name of a function, 
+it is called to fill (some of) the fields with default values.
+If `forms-insert-after is non-nil, the default behavior is to insert
+after the current record."
+
+  (interactive "P")
+
+  (if forms-read-only
+      (error ""))
+
+  (let (ln the-list the-record)
+
+    (if (or (and arg forms-insert-after)
+	    (and (not arg) (not forms-insert-after)))
+	(setq ln forms--current-record)
+      (setq ln (1+ forms--current-record)))
+
+    (forms--checkmod)
+    (if forms-new-record-filter
+	;; As a service to the user, we add a zeroth element so she
+	;; can use the same indices as in the forms definition.
+	(let ((the-fields (make-vector (1+ forms-number-of-fields) "")))
+	  (setq the-fields (funcall forms-new-record-filter the-fields))
+	  (setq the-list (cdr (append the-fields nil))))
+      (setq the-list (make-list forms-number-of-fields "")))
+
+    (setq the-record
+	  (mapconcat
+	  'identity
+	  the-list
+	  forms-field-sep))
+
+    (save-excursion
+      (set-buffer forms--file-buffer)
+      (goto-line ln)
+      (open-line 1)
+      (insert the-record)
+      (beginning-of-line))
+    
+    (setq forms--current-record ln))
+
+  (setq forms--total-records (1+ forms--total-records))
+  (forms-jump-record forms--current-record))
+
+(defun forms-delete-record (arg)
+  "Deletes a record.  With a prefix argument: don't ask."
+  (interactive "P")
+
+  (if forms-read-only
+      (error ""))
+
+  (forms--checkmod)
+  (if (or arg
+	  (y-or-n-p "Really delete this record? "))
+      (let ((ln forms--current-record))
+	(save-excursion
+	  (set-buffer forms--file-buffer)
+	  (goto-line ln)
+	  ;; Use delete-region instead of kill-region, to avoid
+	  ;; adding junk to the kill-ring.
+	  (delete-region (progn (beginning-of-line) (point))
+			 (progn (beginning-of-line 2) (point))))
+	(setq forms--total-records (1- forms--total-records))
+	(if (> forms--current-record forms--total-records)
+	    (setq forms--current-record forms--total-records))
+	(forms-jump-record forms--current-record)))
+  (message ""))
+
+(defun forms-search-forward (regexp)
+  "Search forward for record containing REGEXP."
+  (interactive 
+   (list (read-string (concat "Search forward for" 
+				  (if forms--search-regexp
+				   (concat " ("
+					   forms--search-regexp
+					   ")"))
+				  ": "))))
+  (if (equal "" regexp)
+      (setq regexp forms--search-regexp))
+  (forms--checkmod)
+
+  (let (the-line the-record here
+		 (fld-sep forms-field-sep))
+    (if (save-excursion
+	  (set-buffer forms--file-buffer)
+	  (setq here (point))
+	  (end-of-line)
+	  (if (null (re-search-forward regexp nil t))
+	      (progn
+		(goto-char here)
+		(message "\"%s\" not found" regexp)
+		nil)
+	    (setq the-record (forms--get-record))
+	    (setq the-line (1+ (count-lines (point-min) (point))))))
+	(progn
+	  (setq forms--current-record the-line)
+	  (forms--show-record the-record)
+	  (re-search-forward regexp nil t))))
+  (setq forms--search-regexp regexp))
+
+(defun forms-search-backward (regexp)
+  "Search backward for record containing REGEXP."
+  (interactive 
+   (list (read-string (concat "Search backward for" 
+				  (if forms--search-regexp
+				   (concat " ("
+					   forms--search-regexp
+					   ")"))
+				  ": "))))
+  (if (equal "" regexp)
+      (setq regexp forms--search-regexp))
+  (forms--checkmod)
+
+  (let (the-line the-record here
+		 (fld-sep forms-field-sep))
+    (if (save-excursion
+	  (set-buffer forms--file-buffer)
+	  (setq here (point))
+	  (beginning-of-line)
+	  (if (null (re-search-backward regexp nil t))
+	      (progn
+		(goto-char here)
+		(message "\"%s\" not found" regexp)
+		nil)
+	    (setq the-record (forms--get-record))
+	    (setq the-line (1+ (count-lines (point-min) (point))))))
+	(progn
+	  (setq forms--current-record the-line)
+	  (forms--show-record the-record)
+	  (re-search-forward regexp nil t))))
+  (setq forms--search-regexp regexp))
+
+(defun forms-save-buffer (&optional args)
+  "Forms mode replacement for save-buffer.
+It saves the data buffer instead of the forms buffer.
+Calls `forms-write-file-filter' before writing out the data."
+  (interactive "p")
+  (forms--checkmod)
+  (let ((read-file-filter forms-read-file-filter))
+    (save-excursion
+      (set-buffer forms--file-buffer)
+      (let ((inhibit-read-only t))
+	(save-buffer args)
+	(if read-file-filter
+	    (run-hooks 'read-file-filter))
+	(set-buffer-modified-p nil))))
+  t)
+
+(defun forms--revert-buffer (&optional arg noconfirm)
+  "Reverts current form to un-modified."
+  (interactive "P")
+  (if (or noconfirm
+	  (yes-or-no-p "Revert form to unmodified? "))
+      (progn
+	(set-buffer-modified-p nil)
+	(forms-jump-record forms--current-record))))
+
+(defun forms-next-field (arg)
+  "Jump to ARG-th next field."
+  (interactive "p")
+
+  (let ((i 0)
+	(here (point))
+	there
+	(cnt 0)
+	(inhibit-point-motion-hooks t))
+
+    (if (zerop arg)
+	(setq cnt 1)
+      (setq cnt (+ cnt arg)))
+
+    (if (catch 'done
+	  (while (< i (length forms--markers))
+	    (if (or (null (setq there (aref forms--markers i)))
+		    (<= there here))
+		nil
+	      (if (<= (setq cnt (1- cnt)) 0)
+		  (progn
+		    (goto-char there)
+		    (throw 'done t))))
+	    (setq i (1+ i))))
+	nil
+      (goto-char (aref forms--markers 0)))))
+
+(defun forms-prev-field (arg)
+  "Jump to ARG-th previous field."
+  (interactive "p")
+
+  (let ((i (length forms--markers))
+	(here (point))
+	there
+	(cnt 0)
+	(inhibit-point-motion-hooks t))
+
+    (if (zerop arg)
+	(setq cnt 1)
+      (setq cnt (+ cnt arg)))
+
+    (if (catch 'done
+	  (while (> i 0)
+	    (setq i ( 1- i))
+	    (if (or (null (setq there (aref forms--markers i)))
+		    (>= there here))
+		nil
+	      (if (<= (setq cnt (1- cnt)) 0)
+		  (progn
+		    (goto-char there)
+		    (throw 'done t))))))
+	nil
+      (goto-char (aref forms--markers (1- (length forms--markers)))))))
+
+(defun forms-print ()
+  "Send the records to the printer with 'print-buffer', one record per page."
+  (interactive)
+  (let ((inhibit-read-only t)
+	(save-record forms--current-record)
+	(nb-record 1)
+	(record nil))
+    (while (<= nb-record forms--total-records)
+      (forms-jump-record nb-record)
+      (setq record (buffer-string))
+      (save-excursion
+	(set-buffer (get-buffer-create "*forms-print*"))
+	(goto-char (buffer-end 1))
+	(insert record)
+	(setq buffer-read-only nil)
+	(if (< nb-record forms--total-records)
+	    (insert "\n
+      (setq nb-record (1+ nb-record)))
+    (save-excursion
+      (set-buffer "*forms-print*")
+      (print-buffer)
+      (set-buffer-modified-p nil)
+      (kill-buffer (current-buffer)))
+    (forms-jump-record save-record)))
+
+;;;
+;;; Special service
+;;;
+(defun forms-enumerate (the-fields)
+  "Take a quoted list of symbols, and set their values to sequential numbers.
+The first symbol gets number 1, the second 2 and so on.
+It returns the highest number.
+
+Usage: (setq forms-number-of-fields
+             (forms-enumerate
+              '(field1 field2 field2 ...)))"
+
+  (let ((the-index 0))
+    (while the-fields
+      (setq the-index (1+ the-index))
+      (let ((el (car-safe the-fields)))
+	(setq the-fields (cdr-safe the-fields))
+	(set el the-index)))
+    the-index))
+
+;;; Debugging
+
+(defvar forms--debug nil
+  "*Enables forms-mode debugging if not nil.")
+
+(defun forms--debug (&rest args)
+  "Internal debugging routine."
+  (if forms--debug
+      (let ((ret nil))
+	(while args
+	  (let ((el (car-safe args)))
+	    (setq args (cdr-safe args))
+	    (if (stringp el)
+		(setq ret (concat ret el))
+	      (setq ret (concat ret (prin1-to-string el) " = "))
+	      (if (boundp el)
+		  (let ((vel (eval el)))
+		    (setq ret (concat ret (prin1-to-string vel) "\n")))
+		(setq ret (concat ret "<unbound>" "\n")))
+	      (if (fboundp el)
+		  (setq ret (concat ret (prin1-to-string (symbol-function el)) 
+				    "\n"))))))
+	(save-excursion
+	  (set-buffer (get-buffer-create "*forms-mode debug*"))
+	  (if (zerop (buffer-size))
+	      (emacs-lisp-mode))
+	  (goto-char (point-max))
+	  (insert ret)))))
+
+;;; forms.el ends here.
+\input texinfo			@c -*-texinfo-*-
+@c documentation for forms-mode
+@c Written by Johan Vromans, and edited by Richard Stallman
+@c !Id: forms.texinfo,v 1.1 1994/04/05 07:43:19 jwz Exp !
+
+@comment %**start of header (This is for running Texinfo on a region.)
+@setfilename ../info/forms.info
+@settitle Forms Mode User's Manual
+@syncodeindex vr cp
+@syncodeindex fn cp
+@syncodeindex ky cp
+@iftex
+@finalout
+