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bug#17831: 24.4.50; bad default value for `Man-width'

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#17831: 24.4.50; bad default value for `Man-width'
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:35:04 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > But this will momentarily flash incorrect (e.g., empty) display,
>> > right?  Not nice, IMO.
>> That doesn't seem to bother users of C-x v =

Doesn't bother web-browser users either, BTW.

> Which again uses an asynchronous text producer.  That's not the same
> as *Completions*, so I don't think we should discuss these two issues
> as one.

For the non-async case, the empty buffer will not appear for lack
of redisplay.

> Are you sure? what about echo-area messages, which might trigger redisplay?

That can happen, but I wouldn't worry about it.

> > The unprofessionalism doesn't bother me too much for M-x man, especially
> > since the current behavior is broken IMNSHO: it pops up a window
> > asynchronously, i.e. at a time you might be doing something else and not
> > expecting this disruption.
> So perhaps TRT is simply to get rid of the asynchronous operation in
> the first place.

The annoying disruption is when "M-x man" takes a long time to get&generate
the full output.  I.e. it's the case where it's especially important to
use asynchronous operation.


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