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Re: enable-local-variables 'maybe

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: enable-local-variables 'maybe
Date: 14 Feb 2002 17:53:35 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2.50

>>>>> "Richard" == Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>     Is there a general rule, that package developpers should follow
>     here, under which circumstances a lisp function should not display
>     any echo area messages? Is this rule documented somewhere?
> We do not have a rule, but perhaps we need to make one.  The rule
> could be that timers should not display echo area messages.

I see no reason for such a convention.

> Or maybe we can arrange for y-or-n-p to put the question back up
> after such a timer runs.

I think that's a better solution.  IIRC this is already what happens
when the minibuffer is active and the only reason why the problem
shows up with y_or_n_p is that it does not use a minibuffer but
uses the echo area instead.


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