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bug#13592: 24.2.92; C-s prompts with "Multi I-search:" today


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#13592: 24.2.92; C-s prompts with "Multi I-search:" today
Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2013 11:46:51 +0200

> From: Juri Linkov <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2013 01:44:06 +0200
> 
> Multi-node I-search in the Info reader already doesn't show "Multi",
> it is identical to a simple search until it's about to cross
> to the next Info node.
> 
> Multi-file I-search could do the same.  What I'm trying to understand is
> the logic of showing "Multi" and should it be customizable?

My take of it is that we should show "Multi" when the user requested
that explicitly.

> What you want is possible to do by the following patch
> that will show the prefix only when the user explicitly
> invokes multi-isearch.  And customizability of the I-search
> prompt was recently discussed in bug#12988.

Works for me, thanks.

> 2. The documentation could be improved with something like this:
> 
> === modified file 'doc/emacs/search.texi'
> --- doc/emacs/search.texi     2013-01-03 00:36:36 +0000
> +++ doc/emacs/search.texi     2013-02-01 23:43:52 +0000
> @@ -1375,6 +1375,22 @@ (@pxref{Repetition}).
>  This command is just like @code{multi-isearch-buffers}, except it
>  performs an incremental regexp search.
>  
> address@hidden M-x multi-isearch-files
> +Prompt for one or more file names, ending with @key{RET}; then,
> +begin a multi-file incremental search in those files.  (If the
> +search fails in one file, the next @kbd{C-s} tries searching the
> +next specified file, and so forth.)  With a prefix argument, prompt
> +for a regexp and begin a multi-file incremental search in files
> +matching that regexp.
> +
> address@hidden M-x multi-isearch-files-regexp
> +This command is just like @code{multi-isearch-files}, except it
> +performs an incremental regexp search.
> +
> +In some modes that set the buffer-local variable
> address@hidden (e.g., in Change Log mode)
> +a multi-file incremental search is activated automatically.

I would suggest to describe the "Multi I-search" prompt where this is
discussed.  Otherwise, this doc change is fine with me, thanks.






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