www.delorie.com/gnu/docs/emacs-lisp-intro/emacs-lisp-intro_91.html   search  
 
Buy the book!


Programming in Emacs Lisp

[ < ] [ > ]   [ << ] [ Up ] [ >> ]         [Top] [Contents] [Index] [ ? ]

`b' in an Interactive Expression

The next argument in the interactive expression starts with a lower case `b'. (This is different from the code for append-to-buffer, which uses an upper-case `B'. See section The Definition of append-to-buffer.) The lower-case `b' tells the Lisp interpreter that the argument for insert-buffer should be an existing buffer or else its name. (The upper-case `B' option provides for the possibility that the buffer does not exist.) Emacs will prompt you for the name of the buffer, offering you a default buffer, with name completion enabled. If the buffer does not exist, you receive a message that says "No match"; your terminal may beep at you as well.


  webmaster   donations   bookstore     delorie software   privacy  
  Copyright 2003   by The Free Software Foundation     Updated Jun 2003