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bug#5364: 23.1.91; execute-extended-command should do like FFAP

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: bug#5364: 23.1.91; execute-extended-command should do like FFAP
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 23:07:16 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

> Single examples of "text at point" don't help me understand why this
> happens *repeatedly*.  If you could describe where those chunks of text
> come from and why you end up using them in M-x, maybe that would help.

After this bug report, I started to notice that most often I want to
put a command name at point to the M-x minibuffer is when I'm looking
at a new package and trying out its commands.

> It's bad to have a default in the prompt which is almost always not the
> one you want.  People will soon send bug reports about "M-x chooses dumb
> defaults".

I agree that a default should not be in the prompt of M-x.

> In the pretest code, we've solved this problem by making M-n bring up
> the "file at point" if you have ffap loaded (IIUC).  This should work
> with all file-reading commands, contrary to FFAP itself which only
> works for the commands it redefined.
> So after C-x i, try M-n.

We could do the same for M-x to let M-n to bring up the command at point.
This single default value will replace the current list of useless
default values reported in bug#5214.

The following patch closes both bug#5364 and bug#5214.  For bug#5364
it adds the command at point when typing `M-x M-n' (but not to the
prompt of M-x).  For bug#5214 it removes a list of confusing random
values for `M-x M-n M-n'.

I know that relying on the `minibuffer-history-variable' being equal
to `extended-command-history' is not a clean solution, but it works,
and currently I see no other way to achieve the same result.

=== modified file 'lisp/simple.el'
--- lisp/simple.el      2010-01-13 08:35:10 +0000
+++ lisp/simple.el      2010-01-14 21:07:12 +0000
@@ -1375,9 +1375,13 @@ (defun minibuffer-default-add-completion
        (all (all-completions ""
-    (if (listp def)
-       (append def all)
-      (cons def (delete def all)))))
+    (if (eq minibuffer-history-variable 'extended-command-history)
+       (with-current-buffer (window-buffer (minibuffer-selected-window))
+         (and (function-called-at-point)
+              (format "%S" (function-called-at-point))))
+      (if (listp def)
+         (append def all)
+       (cons def (delete def all))))))
 (defun goto-history-element (nabs)
   "Puts element of the minibuffer history in the minibuffer.

Juri Linkov

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