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bug#25482: Fwd: Re: bug#25482: 26.0.50; Allow setting `query-replace-fro

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: bug#25482: Fwd: Re: bug#25482: 26.0.50; Allow setting `query-replace-from-to-separator` to nil
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:42:10 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.19; emacs 24.5.1

Thierry Volpiatto <address@hidden> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> Sorry, I don't think I follow: you should be able to set this variable
>> to " -> ", a string, to get the old behavior and avoid non-ASCII
>> strings in your minibuffer-history.
> No, you don't have the same behavior, you endup with a non ascii string
> which goes to minibuffer-history, so the behavior is not as emacs-24.5
> if you set this variable to " -> ".
>> So why did you need the value of nil?
> Because when it is nil the string is not added to history, just like in
> 24.5.
>>> +    (when (stringp query-replace-from-to-separator)
>>> +      (setq query-replace-from-to-separator
>>> +            (propertize (if (char-displayable-p
>>> +                             (string-to-char 
>>> query-replace-from-to-separator))
>> This doesn't look right: string-to-char will return the blank
>> character, which is the first character of " → ", and I don't think
>> you meant that.
> Yes, you are right, thanks, however see how the actual code is wrong,
> what if someone set the separator to another unicode string.
>> In any case, this looks more complex than it has to be, because you
>> for some reason want to have the nil value.  Please elaborate on the
>> need for that.
> To retrieve the same behavior as in emacs-24.5, see above.


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