vimpulse: imap "jk" to ESC

Tim Harper timcharper at
Fri Feb 11 18:06:29 CET 2011

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Tim Harper <timcharper at> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 11:28 PM, Linus Arver <linusarver at> wrote:
>> Hello, I'd like to know how to map "jk" to act as the ESC key in insert mode.
>> I have tried
>> (vimpulse-imap "jk" 'viper-intercept-ESC-key)
>> without success.
>> -Linus
> Try this:
> (define-key viper-insert-basic-map (kbd "j k") 'viper-mode)

Nevermind... that's worse :)  It causes j to become a prefix key,
losing self-insert binding for j + any other key.

It seems like a specialized function will be needed that will capture
the next key and need to insert a j + resend the other key pressed to
the unread-command-events... I don't know if such a facility exists in
vimpulse, but would be easy enough to concoct... I'll post an example
in a bit

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