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;;; eev-flash.el -- functions to highlight a range of text temporarily.

;; Copyright (C) 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
;;
;; This file is (not yet?) part of GNU eev.
;;
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;; it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
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;;
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;;
;; Author:     Eduardo Ochs <eduardoochs@gmail.com>
;; Maintainer: Eduardo Ochs <eduardoochs@gmail.com>
;; Version:    2012dec26
;; Keywords:   e-scripts
;;
;; Latest version: <http://angg.twu.net/eev-current/eev-flash.el>
;;       htmlized: <http://angg.twu.net/eev-current/eev-flash.el.html>
;;       See also: <http://angg.twu.net/eev-current/eev-readme.el.html>
;;                 <http://angg.twu.net/eev-intros/find-eev-intro.html>
;;                 <http://angg.twu.net/eev-intros/find-eval-intro.html>
;;                                                (find-eev-intro)
;;                                                (find-eval-intro "M-0 M-e")

;; These functions are used by some variants of `ee-eval-last-sexp'
;; (especially `M-0 M-e') and by `eev-bounded' and friends.
;; (find-eev "eev-eval.el")
;; (find-eev "eev-bounded.el")


;; New version - with a `-' because it is non-interactive, and
;; consequently an internal function.

(defun ee-flash (start end &optional face duration)
  "Highlight the region between START and END using FACE, for time DURATION."
  (let ((ovl (make-overlay start end)))
    (overlay-put ovl 'face (or face 'region))
    (run-at-time (or duration 1) nil 'delete-overlay ovl)))




;; The old code follows.
;; To do: delete most of this, use just `ee-flash' instead.
;; Drop the idea of flash-specs as lists.

;; (setq eeb-highlight-spec '(highlight 0.2))
(defvar ee-highlight-spec  '(highlight 0.75)) ; to do: rename highlight->flash
(defvar eeb-highlight-spec '(highlight 0.5))
(defvar eek-highlight-spec '(region 0.75))
(defvar eeflash-default '(highlight 0.5))


;;;             __ _           _     
;;;   ___  ___ / _| | __ _ ___| |__  
;;;  / _ \/ _ \ |_| |/ _` / __| '_ \ 
;;; |  __/  __/  _| | (_| \__ \ | | |
;;;  \___|\___|_| |_|\__,_|___/_| |_|
;;;                                  
;;; temporary highlighting (flashing)
;;;

(defun eeflash (start end &optional face duration)
  "Highlight the region between START and END using FACE, for time DURATION."
  (let ((ovl (make-overlay start end)))
    (overlay-put ovl 'face (or face 'region))
    (run-at-time (or duration 1) nil 'delete-overlay ovl)))

(defun eeflash+ (s &optional e spec add-to-e)
  "Highlight the region between S and E; face and duration are taken from SPEC.
This function only tries to do any work when S is a number and SPEC is non-nil.
When SPEC is non-nil it should be a pair of the form (FACE DURATION).
The argument ADD-TO-E is a hack for when we know that the region between S and
E+1 ends with a newline and it looks nicer to highlight the newline too; then
we set ADD-TO-E to 1."
  (if (and (numberp s) spec)
      (eeflash s (+ e (or add-to-e 0))
	       (car spec) (cadr spec)))
  (list s e spec add-to-e))


(provide 'eev-flash)



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