Which map is active when I overwrite text with R

Titus von der Malsburg malsburg at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 16:11:29 CET 2012

On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 9:14 AM, Frank Fischer
<frank.fischer at mathematik.tu-chemnitz.de> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 07, 2012 at 03:45:41PM +0100, Titus von der Malsburg wrote:
>> In insert mode, I bind TAB to a custom expand function that is based
>> on hippie-expand.  However, when I overwrite text with the R command,
>> I would also like to be able to use the expand function.  During
>> overwriting, TAB is bound to indent-for-tab-command and unfortunately
>> it's not clear to me which map is active during overwrite.  Could
>> somebody please give me a hint?
> I think `evil-replace-state-map' is what you're looking for.

Ah right, thank you! I went through evil-maps.el but overlooked it.  Sorry.

The thing is now that when I bind TAB to my expand function and hit
TAB in replace state it doesn't overwrite the existing text with the
expansion but inserts the expansion.  I think I would fix that by
binding TAB in replace state to a wrapper of my expand-function that
first determines the expansion, inserts it, and then deletes a string
that is as long as the expansion following the expansion.  While this
should work, I'm wondering: is there a better way to do this?
Specifically, I'm wondering if evil has a way to make the overwriting
transparent for the expansion function.


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