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Re: I can back up over all kinds of prompts with C-b


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: I can back up over all kinds of prompts with C-b
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2002 18:57:48 +0200

> From: Dan Jacobson <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> Date: 06 Jan 2002 22:16:59 +0800
> 
> Gentlemen, do emacs -q, M-x occur RET Notice how you can back up over
> the prompt string with C-b, whilst C-a won't back up over it.  
> Prompt: "List lines matching regexp: ...."

That's a feature.  If you don't like it, customize the variable
minibuffer-prompt-properties and turn on the `Inviolable' option.

(This is in NEWS, btw.)

> Let me guess: "a feature", but if you ask me, it feels like the seat
> belts are loose, or drunk driving.  OK, maybe I'm a bondage freak or
> something.

Not really a nice thing to say, IMHO.  Someone labored on that
feature, as well as on your ability to turn it off, you know.



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