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one little elisp function #19

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One problem I had was if I want search for some thing, pylookup-lookup does n't allow me enter keyword if ido-mode is enabled.

this function helps to solve that problem. After writing this I found that first part of this function is very similar to the pylookup-lookup itself.

If you think repetition of code is not so good please feel free to dismiss/close this pull. But I really want to have a way to search the database instead of being forced to choose from a list.


other way to the problem I have is allowing pylookup-lookup to have prefix argument where it turns off ido-mode. I can write a patch for that, but I would like to hear from you.

BTW. Thanks for writing this. Very handy.

@tsgates tsgates merged commit 1565713 into tsgates:master
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Commits on Jan 21, 2012
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19 pylookup.el
@@ -282,5 +282,24 @@
(with-temp-buffer (write-file pylookup-db-file))
(mapc (lambda (s) (pylookup-update s t)) pylookup-html-locations))
+(defun pylookup-lookup-at-point ()
+ "Query the for string with help of word read at point and call `pylookup-lookup'"
+ (interactive)
+ (let* ((default-word (thing-at-point 'word))
+ (default-prompt (concat "Lookup Word "
+ (if default-word
+ (concat "(" default-word ")") nil)
+ ": "))
+ (pylookup-query
+ (funcall #'(lambda (str)
+ "Remove Whitespace from beginning and end of a string."
+ (replace-regexp-in-string "^[ \n\t]*\\(.*?\\)[ \n\t]*$"
+ "\\1"
+ str))
+ (read-string default-prompt nil nil default-word))))
+ (if (= (length pylookup-query) 0) nil
+ (pylookup-lookup pylookup-query))))
(provide 'pylookup)
;;; pylookup.el ends here
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