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Re: can't tell if one is searching with appended whitespace

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: can't tell if one is searching with appended whitespace
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2004 15:40:23 -0600
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Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Gentlemen, looking in the minibuffer, how can you tell the difference between
> I-search: bla
> and
> I-search: bla
> Therefore, something must be done about it.
> Why, one could miss important stuff if one doesn't realize he is
> carrying around an appended blank in his search string!
> Perhaps do something with color, or a " $" appearing, or turn on
> show-trailing-whitespace in the minibuffer by default.
> (setq-default show-trailing-whitespace t in .emacs isn't good enough.)

That may be because trailing whitespace is not highlighted when point is
at the end of a line in any buffer, even if the line is terminated by a
newline (and thus there is at least 1 [possibly empty] subsequent line).

Or perhaps that point is moot, because isearch.el displays the search
string in the echo area, not in the minibuffer (if so, perhaps the
message function should be changed to respect show-trailing-whitespace).

Kevin Rodgers

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