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Improve avy-goto-char-timer so that it may read 1 or many chars

Now you can use avy-goto-char-timer and type as many chars as you want
given each char comes before avy-timeout-seconds (and the very first
char is mandatory, i.e., there is no timeout for the first one).
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tsdh committed Sep 9, 2015
1 parent ac16227 commit 48aa2cd8287bfdd32614eb251e2609ad103d7809
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  1. +18 −7 avy.el
25 avy.el
@@ -1036,19 +1036,30 @@ ARG lines can be used."
(defcustom avy-timeout-seconds 0.5
"How many seconds to wait for the second char.")
(defun avy--read-string-timer ()
"Read as many chars as possible and return them as string.
At least one char must be read, and then repeatedly one next char
may be read if it is entered before `avy-timeout-seconds'."
(let ((str "") char)
(while (setq char (read-char (format "char%s: "
(if (string= str "")
(format " (%s)" str)))
(and (not (string= str ""))
(setq str (concat str (list char))))
(defun avy-goto-char-timer (&optional arg)
"Read one or two consecutive chars and jump to the first one.
"Read one or many consecutive chars and jump to the first one.
The window scope is determined by `avy-all-windows' (ARG negates it)."
(interactive "P")
(let ((c1 (read-char "char 1: " t))
(c2 (read-char "char 2: " t avy-timeout-seconds)))
(let ((str (avy--read-string-timer)))
(avy-with avy-goto-char-timer
(if c2
(string c1 c2)
(string c1)))
(regexp-quote str)

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