[Conkeror] [PATCH] Show object class for prefix key.

John J Foerch jjfoerch at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 1 08:25:05 PDT 2008


Jeremy Maitin-Shepard <jeremy at jeremyms.com> writes:
> David Kettler <David.Kettler at dsto.defence.gov.au> writes:
>
>> ---
>>> Perhaps there is a "best of both worlds" solution here: when the
>>> interactive system displays the current key sequence, prefix keys could
>>> be followed in parentheses by a name identifying them.  So if you hit
>>> * M, the minibuffer message would look like:
>>> 
>>> * M (MathML)
>
>> Like this?  It might need some refactoring; keyboard.js now depends on
>> some internal details of the browser object system.
>
> The feature seems potentially reasonable in theory, but I don't think
> this is a good way to do it.  Potentially it could be done nicely as
> part of a general system for associating help text with key prefix
> bindings.

This comes to mind--not sure whether it can factor directly into giving
names to prefix keys: The meta-x command displays the current prefixes
in its prompt.  Can this display be done by the same part of conkeror
that displays an ongoing key sequence?  Would meta-x itself be a prefix
command?

-- 
John Foerch



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