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Re: Inconsistent behavior in minibuffer

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Inconsistent behavior in minibuffer
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 23:01:29 +0300

> Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 18:06:05 +0200
> From: Will <address@hidden>
> if I open a file C-x C-f
> then C-0 C-k deletes the path but not "Find file".

Right, I see this too.

> but C-a jumps back to the Column 0 (before "Find file")

It does?  I don't see this on my system.  Could you please try this in
"emacs -Q"?  If the problem goes away, there's something in your
.emacs init file that causes this.

> In a larger context it is inconsistent that a buffer can be read-only
> (cf. "Find File" prompt) and editable (cf. <path>) at the same time.

Well, the idea is that we allow to edit everything except the prompt.
Sounds pretty much consistent to me; other GUI programs behave
similarly.  The fact that the minibuffer is just another Emacs buffer,
albeit a special one, and a buffer is normally either entirely
read-only or entirely editable, is not the issue here, IMO, since
typing at the prompt is a very special situation.

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