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bug#18340: 24.4.50; Bad UI for `find-file-literally'


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#18340: 24.4.50; Bad UI for `find-file-literally'
Date: Wed, 04 May 2016 02:59:36 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> Summary: Don't show a multi-line message for prompting `y-or-n-p'
> in the echo area and expect users to see it.
>
> The UI for `find-file-literally' depends on `resize-mini-windows' being
> non-nil.  Not a good idea.  To see how bad it can be, set
> `resize-mini-windows' to nil, then visit a file, then try to visit it
> using `M-x find-file-literally'.  You see only this line in the echo
> area, which is not even a question:
>
>   The file foo.el is already visited normally.

We should perhaps consider obsoleting `resize-mini-windows'.  Emacs has
many prompts now that don't make sense in a single line.

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