keybindings in SAS mode

Kasper Daniel Hansen K.Hansen at
Tue Mar 9 11:53:06 CET 2004

I've finally solved the problem below (regarding redefining C-TAB in ESS(SAS) 
mode because KDE uses that key to switch windows).

I use the code
(add-hook 'ess-mode-hook
    (lambda ()
      (define-key sas-mode-local-map

I want to note the following: in the ESS documentation it is written under the 
hook "ess-mode-load-hook" that it "... is useful for setting up keybindings 
etc". For some reason the code above only works with ess-mode-hook, not 


On Friday 27 February 2004 15:53, Rodney Sparapani wrote:
> >(concerning ess-5.2.0beta3 on Redhat Linux 8)
> >
> >In SAS mode you currently need a keybinding to ess-sas-backward-delete-tab
> > in order to exit from a tab indentation. This function is per default
> > binded to C-TAB. However, I'm using KDE and this key is used by the
> > window manager. So I need to redefine the binding. I'm very bad at elisp,
> > but guessing I come up with something like
> >
> >(load "/home/bs/bs/emacs/site-lisp/ess-5.2.0beta2/lisp/ess-site")
> >(add-hook 'ess-mode-load-hook
> >  (function
> >    (lambda ()
> >      (define-key ess-mode-map
> >                  "S-TAB"
> >                  'ess-sas-backward-delete-tab)
> >)))
> >
> >This doesn't work, but I guess I'm pretty close. Any suggestions?
> "Use the source, Luke!"  Sorry, couldn't resist a juvenile attempt at
> humor. I think the line that you are looking for is (untested):
> (define-key sas-mode-local-map [(shift tab)] 'ess-sas-backward-delete-tab)
> Rodney Sparapani              Medical College of Wisconsin
> Sr. Biostatistician           Patient Care & Outcomes Research
> rsparapa at    
> Was 'Name That Tune' rigged?  WWLD -- What Would Lombardi Do

Kasper Daniel Hansen, Research Assistent
Department of Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen

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