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Mouse hover over definition display and Emacs keymap.

I have two usage related questions:

  1. Does wing support the mouse hover over definition display of symbols/functions etc.?
  2. I switched to Emacs key map via Edit --> Keyboard personality --> Emacs, but I don't see the complete same short key binding conventions used by my Emacs, say, ctrl + shift + <backspace> in Emacs has the following description:
C-S-<backspace> runs the command kill-whole-line (found in global-map),

which is an interactive byte-compiled Lisp function in ‘simple.el’.

It is bound to C-S-<backspace>.

But I cannot see the same behavior in wing.

Any tips will be helpful.

Regards, Zhao

asked 2023-08-05 08:23:05 -0500
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Yes, Wing should show the value of symbols you hover over in the editor, if that code is on the stack. You can also do Shift-Space while debugging to show all values, although depending on the code that can be a bit of a mess.

I don't see C-S- in our emacs key bindings. I've never used that and don't think it's ever been requested before. I was able to add that binding with the User Interface > Keyboard > Custom Key Bindings preference by pressing Ctrl-Shift-Backspace in the Key field and using the command delete-line. You can probably add the other missing bindings that you use that way, or send us a list and we can look into adding them.

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answered 2023-08-07 09:00:17 -0500
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