bindings for up-arrow

A.J. Rossini rossini at
Wed May 19 17:11:51 CEST 2004

It might be reasonable to include a function which provides remap, but
note that Emacs policy is for packages to explicitly NOT remap common
keys (and instead reserve C-c <key> for user and extension library

So, i.e. we could have an  ess-setup-robin-hankin-style-keymap  
function, but we can't explicitly bind certain keys without invoking
the combined wrath of RMS and Stephen Turnbull.


Robin Hankin <rksh at> writes:

> Hello folks
> I have a little keyboard macro that binds up-arrow to
> comint-previous-matching-input-from-input.
> I also bind C-a to comint-bol-or-process-mark and
> <down-arrow> to comint-next-matching-input-from-input
> I also set variable comint-scroll-show-maximum-output to "t".
> This way, ESS keystrokes are consistent with csh (I haven't figured
> out how to use hooks,
> which I suspect might be a better way to do this).
> What bindings do other people have?   The reason I ask is because
> other people might use
> cleverer ways of working than I do.
> I'd say comint-previous-matching-input-from-input is very useful (and
> frequently needed)
> in everyday use, and <up-arrow> is a natural key to bind it to.  The
> default binding isn't
> very useful, IMHO, although some people want <up-arrow> to be bound to
> previous-line, in
> order to be able to cruise around the buffer (I prefer to use C-p for this).
> Can we discuss what bindings would be optimal?  My vote would be for
> my bindings above.
> -- 
> Robin Hankin
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