help-macro.el   [plain text]

;;; help-macro.el --- makes command line help such as help-for-help

;; Copyright (C) 1993, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,
;;   2005, 2006, 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

;; Author: Lynn Slater <>
;; Maintainer: FSF
;; Created: Mon Oct  1 11:42:39 1990
;; Adapted-By: ESR

;; This file is part of GNU Emacs.

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;;; Commentary:

;; This file supplies the macro make-help-screen which constructs
;; single character dispatching with browsable help such as that provided
;; by help-for-help. This can be used to make many modes easier to use; for
;; example, the GNU Emacs Empire Tool uses this for every "nested" mode map
;; called from the main mode map.

;;       The name of this package was changed from help-screen.el to
;; help-macro.el in order to fit in a 14-character limit.

;;-> ***********************  Example of use *********************************

;;->(make-help-screen help-for-empire-redistribute-map
;;->		  "c:civ m:mil p:population f:food ?"
;;->		  "You have discovered the GEET redistribution commands
;;->   From here, you can use the following options:
;;->c	Redistribute civs from overfull sectors into connected underfull ones
;;->	  The functions typically named by empire-ideal-civ-fcn control
;;->          based in part on empire-sector-civ-threshold
;;->m	Redistribute military using levels given by empire-ideal-mil-fcn
;;->p	Redistribute excess population to highways for max pop growth
;;->	  Excess is any sector so full babies will not be born.
;;->f	Even out food on highways to highway min and leave levels
;;->	  This is good to pump max food to all warehouses/dist pts
;;->Use \\[help-for-empire-redistribute-map] for help on redistribution.
;;->Use \\[help-for-empire-extract-map] for help on data extraction.
;;->Please use \\[describe-key] to find out more about any of the other keys."
;;->		  empire-shell-redistribute-map)

;;->  (define-key c-mp "\C-h" 'help-for-empire-redistribute-map)
;;->  (define-key c-mp help-character 'help-for-empire-redistribute-map)

;;; Change Log:
;; 22-Jan-1991		Lynn Slater x2048
;;    Last Modified: Mon Oct  1 11:43:52 1990 #3 (Lynn Slater)
;;    documented better

;;; Code:

(require 'backquote)

(defcustom three-step-help nil
  "*Non-nil means give more info about Help command in three steps.
The three steps are simple prompt, prompt with all options,
and window listing and describing the options.
A value of nil means skip the middle step, so that
\\[help-command] \\[help-command] gives the window that lists the options."
  :type 'boolean
  :group 'help)

(defmacro make-help-screen (fname help-line help-text helped-map)
  "Construct help-menu function name FNAME.
When invoked, FNAME shows HELP-LINE and reads a command using HELPED-MAP.
If the command is the help character, FNAME displays HELP-TEXT
and continues trying to read a command using HELPED-MAP.
If HELP-TEXT contains the sequence `%THIS-KEY%', that is replaced
with the key sequence that invoked FNAME.
When FNAME finally does get a command, it executes that command
and then returns."
 (let ((doc-fn (intern (concat (symbol-name fname) "-doc"))))
    (defun ,doc-fn () ,help-text)
    (defun ,fname ()
	   "Help command."
	   (let ((line-prompt
		  (substitute-command-keys ,help-line)))
	     (if three-step-help
		 (message "%s" line-prompt))
	     (let* ((help-screen (documentation (quote ,doc-fn)))
		    ;; We bind overriding-local-map for very small
		    ;; sections, *excluding* where we switch buffers
		    ;; and where we execute the chosen help command.
		    (local-map (make-sparse-keymap))
		    (minor-mode-map-alist nil)
		    (prev-frame (selected-frame))
		    config new-frame key char)
	       (if (string-match "%THIS-KEY%" help-screen)
		   (setq help-screen
			 (replace-match (key-description (substring (this-command-keys) 0 -1))
					t t help-screen)))
		     (setcdr local-map ,helped-map)
		     (define-key local-map [t] 'undefined)
		     ;; Make the scroll bar keep working normally.
		     (define-key local-map [vertical-scroll-bar]
		       (lookup-key global-map [vertical-scroll-bar]))
		     (if three-step-help
			   (setq key (let ((overriding-local-map local-map))
				       (read-key-sequence nil)))
			   ;; Make the HELP key translate to C-h.
			   (if (lookup-key function-key-map key)
			       (setq key (lookup-key function-key-map key)))
			   (setq char (aref key 0)))
		       (setq char ??))
		     (if (or (eq char ??) (eq char help-char)
			     (memq char help-event-list))
			   (setq config (current-window-configuration))
			   (switch-to-buffer-other-window "*Help*")
			   (and (fboundp 'make-frame)
				(not (eq (window-frame (selected-window))
				(setq new-frame (window-frame (selected-window))
				      config nil))
			   (setq buffer-read-only nil)
			   (let ((inhibit-read-only t))
			     (insert help-screen))
			   (goto-char (point-min))
			   (while (or (memq char (append help-event-list
							 (cons help-char '(?? ?\C-v ?\s ?\177 delete backspace vertical-scroll-bar ?\M-v))))
				      (eq (car-safe char) 'switch-frame)
				      (equal key "\M-v"))
			     (condition-case nil
				   (if (eq (car-safe char) 'switch-frame)
				       (handle-switch-frame char))
				   (if (memq char '(?\C-v ?\s))
				   (if (or (memq char '(?\177 ?\M-v
							delete backspace))
					   (equal key "\M-v"))
			       (error nil))
			     (let ((cursor-in-echo-area t)
				   (overriding-local-map local-map))
			       (setq key (read-key-sequence
					  (format "Type one of the options listed%s: "
						  (if (pos-visible-in-window-p
						      "" ", or SPACE or DEL to scroll")))
				     char (aref key 0)))

			     ;; If this is a scroll bar command, just run it.
			     (when (eq char 'vertical-scroll-bar)
			       (command-execute (lookup-key local-map key) nil key)))))
		     ;; We don't need the prompt any more.
		     (message "")
		     ;; Mouse clicks are not part of the help feature,
		     ;; so reexecute them in the standard environment.
		     (if (listp char)
			 (setq unread-command-events
			       (cons char unread-command-events)
			       config nil)
		       (let ((defn (lookup-key local-map key)))
			 (if defn
			       (if config
				     (set-window-configuration config)
				     (setq config nil)))
			       (if new-frame
				   (progn (iconify-frame new-frame)
					  (setq new-frame nil)))
			       (call-interactively defn))
		 (if new-frame (iconify-frame new-frame))
		 (if config
		     (set-window-configuration config))))))

(provide 'help-macro)

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;;; help-macro.el ends here