;;; ascii-table.el --- simple ASCII table

;; Copyright (C) 2002  Alex Schroeder

;; Author: Alex Schroeder <>
;; Maintainer: Alex Schroeder <>
;; Version: 1.0.0
;; Keywords: convenience
;; URL:

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;;; Commentary:

;; `ascii-table' shows you an ASCII table.

;;; Code:

(defun ascii-table (&optional limit base)
  "Print the ascii table (up to char 127).

Given the optional argument LIMIT, print the characters up to char
LIMIT.  Try 254 for example.

Optional argument BASE can be either 8 for octal, 10 for decimal, or
16 for hex."
  (interactive "P")
  (setq buffer-read-only nil)      ;; added -- read only buffer.
  (local-set-key "q" 'bury-buffer) ;; added -- bury buffer on 'q'
  (switch-to-buffer "*ASCII*")
  (let ((fmt (cond ((eq base 16) "%4x %4s")
		   ((eq base 8) "%4o %4s")
		   (t "%4d %4s")))
	(i 0))
    (setq limit (or limit 127))
    (insert (format "ASCII characters up to number %d.\n" limit))
    (while (<= i limit)
      (insert (format fmt i (single-key-description i)))
      (setq i (+ i 1))
      (if (= 0 (mod i 6))
	(insert "   "))))

(defalias 'ascii-table-decimal 'ascii-table)

(defun ascii-table-octal (&optional limit)
  "Print the ascii table up to LIMIT (default is 0177)."
  (interactive "P")
  (ascii-table limit 8))

(defun ascii-table-hex (&optional limit)
  "Print the ascii table up to LIMIT (default is 0x7f)."
  (interactive "P")
  (ascii-table limit 16))

(provide 'ascii-table)

;;; ascii-table.el ends here.