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Re: repeat-complex-command doesn't allow search-backwards

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: repeat-complex-command doesn't allow search-backwards
Date: 19 May 2001 21:38:51 +0800
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>>>>> "Kai" == Kai Gro罨ohann in a top secret personal e-mail writes:

Kai> On 19 May 2001, Dan Jacobson wrote:
>> I hit C-x ESC ESC [repeat-complex-command] which allows one to "use
>> the minibuffer history commands M-n and M-p to get different
>> commands to edit and resubmit", but why can't one use C-r to search
>> backwards, like bash?

Kai> Does M-r work?

Well yeah, but the feeling isn't the same.
previous-matching-history-element is not incremental in nature :-(
P.S. C-h k C-x ESC ESC should give pointers to the full list of
minibuffer editing commands.  C-h k M-x is in worse need of pointers also.

Kai> Maybe you want to use normal isearch in a really long minibuffer
Kai> input...

Currently C-r searches backwards thru the current line of M-x or C-x
ESC ESC input.  Why not allow it to 'break thru' to search previous
lines instead of just getting stuck?  Certainly everybody's mental
image of the history list is a series of lines that C-r should be able
to search back thru.  OK, so maybe, rarely these "lines" have a ^J in
them.  Well then for connoisseurs (setq minibuffer-isearch-backwards
'bump-into-walls), for the average user, C-r should be as in bash.
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