hungry-delete.el - hungry delete minor mode
Copyright (C) 2009-2014 Nathaniel Flath email@example.com
This package implements hungry deletion, meaning that deleting a whitespace character will delete all whitespace until the next non-whitespace character.
cc-mode implements hungry deletion for its programming modes. This package borrows its implementation in a minor mode, so that hungry deletion can be used in all modes.
The function global-hungry-delete-mode will turn on hungry-delete-mode in all buffers.
To use this mode, just put the following in your init.el:
(require 'hungry-delete) (global-hungry-delete-mode)
Some users mght find hungry-delete's default behavior too aggressive, since it
will often merge the words before and after the deletion point. This behavior
can be changed by setting the
hungry-delete-join-reluctantly flag to true.
This will cause the hungry deletion functions to leave words seperated by a
single space if they would have been joined, unless the words were separated by
just one space to begin with
As an example, suppose you're in the following state.
;; State A foo bar ^
Pressing backspace with
nil (the default)
will land you here
;; State B foobar ^
hungry-delete-join-reluctantlyis enabled, you'll end up here
;; State C foo bar ^
whereupon you can press backspace again to get to state B