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- To: INFO-EMACS-RECIPIENTS @ MIT-MC
- Subject: SKETCH Library
- From: Kent M. Pitman <KMP @ MIT-MC>
- Date: 14 May 1983 18:27 EDT
I had a Sketch library which a few people were using and it had a number
of misfeatures that people didn't seem to like, so it's just been redone
in an incompatible-but-better (I hope) way.
Loading the library SKETCH will set up c-m-S as a dispatch character for
Sketch commands. You can create libraries of sketches and list the contents
of such libraries. You can insert, edit, or view existing sketches from
The library is mostly self-documenting. A few relevant things that are
not really documented anywhere...
Anything in the sketch which has angle brackets around it will be prompted
for. Hence, you can have a sketch like:
Hi, how are you?
and it will prompt "Name: " when you try to insert it, making the obvious
replacement. If you want to put a "<" into a sketch, put control-Q before it.
Also, the character "~" is used to mark the position in the sketch where
you want the cursor to end up. As you might expect, control-Q will quote it.
Also, the format of sketch libraries has changed; control-L separates entries
(also requiring control-Q if it wants to exist in a sketch).
Apologies for any problems this incompatibility will cause. I think the
general effect will be for the better.
Non-MIT maintainers can get the new library from MC:EMACS1;SKETCH 51 or
Send questions/bugs to KMP@MIT-MC.