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bug#7567: Please add a history variable to read-regexp


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: bug#7567: Please add a history variable to read-regexp
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 03:19:47 +0100

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 2:57 AM, Juri Linkov <address@hidden> wrote:
>> So after reading the rest of the thread, I think I finally understand
>> that you want to "add a history *argument* to read-regexp", right?
>> Then it sounds perfectly acceptable.
>
> For consistency, `read-regexp' could have the same function signature
> as other minibuffer reading functions, e.g. like `read-string':
>
>  (read-string PROMPT &optional INITIAL-INPUT HISTORY DEFAULT-VALUE 
> INHERIT-INPUT-METHOD)
>
>  (read-regexp PROMPT &optional INITIAL-INPUT HISTORY DEFAULT-VALUE 
> INHERIT-INPUT-METHOD)

I agree.

In addition to that when we have that in place then a number of places
in the code should be updated to use it instead of read-string. (And
some new history vars for it should be added.)





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