keybindings in SAS mode

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at
Fri Feb 27 15:53:52 CET 2004

>(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
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