Overtype Mode Package


Anyone here interested in making a generic “overtype” package (that enables overtype mode on all operating systems)? I’d be willing to, but I don’t have the know-how of Atom’s API to do something like that.

Of course, if anyone has any pointers, I’d be happy to dive right in :).


Would it be possible to do it like “on letter press, check if the next letter is a newline; if it is, just type the letter, otherwise, delete it and insert”?

As for why, I just recently did some ASCII art and was wondering if there was a better way than space-space-space-space-space-space-space -> front of line -> forward delete -> oh, bother, it picked it up as a tab -> space -> left arrow key -> type desired character -> repeat.


In case somone is interested, I just released a such package :

It’s not perfect, but it does the job.
Enjoy !


Looks good! Now I can ASCII-art to my heart’s content :smile:.