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Re: minibuffer-eldef

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: minibuffer-eldef
Date: 03 Jun 2004 09:19:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> Let's end the discussion of whether to use (Default ) or [...]  to
> indicate Emacs defaults.  I am not going to change it now.  We have
> lots of other work that needs doing in order to have a release,
> including updating the manuals.  Could people work on that, please?
> I have noticed a tendency lately for people to write lots of mail
> discussing the precise best way to answer some minor question.  It
> must be hard to get other work done while having these discussions.

Well, considering the suggested default of
minibuffer-electric-default-mode: I have tried it now for a while, and
I don't like it.  It makes parts of the line jump forwards and

The right way to do this would be to display the default value right
in the text entry box in a special color.  If delete-selection-mode is
enabled, the natural choice would be to just paste the default value
into the text entry box and have it selected.

Anyway, the gist is the following: I don't like
minibuffer-electric-default-mode in its current incantation, and a
better user interface would cause additional work and experiments.
Let's shift this discussion to after 21.4.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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