[ESS] Custom key bindings for SAS

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Tue Jun 30 21:22:12 CEST 2009

Daniel Muenz wrote:
> Hi, thanks for your suggestion.  I've already tried the (setq
> ess-sas-global-unix-keys t) command though and it does not do exactly what
> I want.  For example, I want the F3 key to not only submit the SAS program,
> but then also to take me automatically to the *shell* buffer.  Something
> like this:
>       (global-set-key [f3] '(lambda ()
>           (interactive)
>           (ess-sas-submit)
>           (ess-sas-goto-shell))
> But I only want this to apply when the current buffer is a .sas, .log,
> or .lst file or the *shell*.
I don't know why you want this in a lambda clause, but here it is:

(global-set-key [f1] '(lambda ()
(let* ( (name (buffer-name))
(tail (car (reverse (split-string name "[./]")))) )
(if (or (string= name "*shell*")
(string= tail "sas")
(string= tail "log")
(string= tail "lst")) (progn

You could fool it by opening a file named "sas", but nobody's perfect.
> Also, every time I hit a SAS-related key, I want a message echoed to the
> minibuffer area which describes what all the key presses do, .e.g,
>       (defun my-ess-sas-message ()
>           (interactive)
>           (message "F3: submit   F4: .sas   F5: .log   F6: .lst   F8:
> shell"))
> So this message should be echoed each time I hit F3, F4, F5, F6, or F8.  As
> an example:
>       (global-set-key [f4] '(lambda ()
>           (interactive)
>           (ess-sas-goto-sas)
>           (my-ess-sas-message)))
> Regarding my other question about the annoying dialog, sorry if this is in
> fact the wrong forum for that, but I mentioned it here because I've only
> seen it appear when using ESS.
It's just my charming personality :o) But seriously, it is not unique
to ESS. Any time you have a *shell* buffer you get that question. For
example try (with no ESS usage at all and exit):

emacs -f shell &

Rodney Sparapani      Center for Patient Care & Outcomes Research (PCOR)
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