In this section, we document the
run-hooks function, which is
used to run a normal hook. We also document the functions for running
various kinds of abnormal hooks.
This function takes one or more normal hook variable names as arguments, and runs each hook in turn. Each argument should be a symbol that is a normal hook variable. These arguments are processed in the order specified.
If a hook variable has a non-
nilvalue, that value should be a list of functions.
run-hookscalls all the functions, one by one, with no arguments.
The hook variable's value can also be a single function—either a lambda expression or a symbol with a function definition—which
run-hookscalls. But this usage is obsolete.
If the hook variable is buffer-local, the buffer-local variable will be used instead of the global variable. However, if the buffer-local variable contains the element
t, the global hook variable will be run as well.
This function runs an abnormal hook by calling all the hook functions in hook, passing each one the arguments args.
This function runs an abnormal hook by calling each hook function in turn, stopping if one of them “fails” by returning
nil. Each hook function is passed the arguments args. If this function stops because one of the hook functions fails, it returns
nil; otherwise it returns a non-
This function runs an abnormal hook by calling each hook function, stopping if one of them “succeeds” by returning a non-
nilvalue. Each hook function is passed the arguments args. If this function stops because one of the hook functions returns a non-
nilvalue, it returns that value; otherwise it returns