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Re: minibuffer and scroll-conservatively

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: minibuffer and scroll-conservatively
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 10:52:47 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden> writes:

>     There are still problems: If I enter M-x ABÅjg, the result is not
>     perfect -- but what's the alternative?
> Would it be better to lose some height at the top, rather than only at
> the bottom?  Currently, I think, g and q cannot be distinguished in
> the default font.

Neither is A and Å if you remove at the top...

But does it matter that much?  The minibuffer is used for entering
some text, and in most cases, the user will know what he typed...

> In the long run, perhaps the best solution is to allow some extra
> space under the minibuffer for the sake of such situations.  But that
> can't be done until the Emacs frame height no longer has to be an
> integral multiple of the line height.

That is a good approach.

Alternatively, we do have code to automatically grow the minibuffer if
the text wraps, so perhaps it could be tweaked to also grow to show
the extra height too.  But I don't have time to work on that.

I suggtest that we install my (imperfect) patch, and add a note to
TODO, that we need to address this issue after the release.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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