This is a package that allows us to transform words intelligently. It
provides the function
fix-word that lifts functions that do string
transformation into commands with interesting behavior. There are also some
built-in commands built on top of
The package is available via MELPA, so you can just type
M-x package-install RET fix-word RET.
If you would like to install the package manually, download or clone it and
put on Emacs'
load-path. Then you can require it in your init file like
Lift the function
fnc into a command that operates on words and regions.
The following behaviors are implemented:
If the point is placed outside of a word, apply
fncto the previous word. When the command is invoked repeatedly, every its invocation transforms one more word moving from right to left. For example (upcasing,
^shows the position of the point):
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.^ The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy DOG.^ The quick brown fox jumps over the LAZY DOG.^ The quick brown fox jumps over THE LAZY DOG.^
The point doesn't move, this allows us to fix recently entered words and continue typing.
If the point is placed inside of a word, the entire word is transformed. The point is moved to the first character of the next word. This allows us to transform several words by invoking the command repeatedly.
^The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. THE ^quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. THE QUICK ^brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. THE QUICK BROWN ^fox jumps over the lazy dog.
If there is an active region, all words in that region are transformed.
fix-word to create new commands like this:
(defalias 'command-name (fix-word #'upcase) "Description of the command.")
There is also a macro that defines such commands for you:
fix-word-define-command name fnc &optional doc
fix-word-based command named
fnc is the processing
doc is the documentation string.
The default commands to upcase/downcase/capitalize words are not convenient, for the following reasons:
There are three different commands for upcaseing, for example. The user needs to remember the three commands, their key bindings, and when to use each of them. There should be one command per action: one for upcasing, one for downcasing, and one for capitalizing.
The commands on regions don't have dedicated key bindings and are disabled by default.
The commands like
upcase-worddepend on the position of pointer inside of the word, so that the result of upcasing
"foO". This packages assumes that you want
One needs to use arguments for commands like
upcase-wordto make them correct the words that one has just written and only one word can be adjusted in this way.
Here are the commands that try to fix these flaws:
I propose replacing of the built-ins with these new commands:
(global-set-key (kbd "M-u") #'fix-word-upcase) (global-set-key (kbd "M-l") #'fix-word-downcase) (global-set-key (kbd "M-c") #'fix-word-capitalize)
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