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Re: Insufficient documentation on *how* to change SPC behaviour in minib

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Insufficient documentation on *how* to change SPC behaviour in minibuffer
Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2007 12:46:07 +0300

> From: Sivaram Neelakantan <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 23:33:00 +0530
> User-Mail-Address: address@hidden
> As for the documentation, well yes that would make sense.  But would
> it be also useful to put it under Emacs-Minibuffer-Completion Commands
> section in the info manual?  
> Similar to the way, how Emacs recognises sentences (2 spaces vs
> 1aftera period) and how the manual explains how to switch from one to
> the other, I think, there should be a similar explanation in the main
> info manual.

I don't think these two situations are similar.  One space after a
period that ends a sentence is a widely used convention that has its
roots in cultural differences that are outside Emacs's domain.  By
contrast, the key bindings in the minibuffer prompts for file names is
(a) purely an Emacs issue, and (b) we firmly believe that most people
will be happy with the new bindings (or else we wouldn't be making
them the default).

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