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bug#31627: 27.0.50; isearch prompt not shown when `inhibit-message` is s
bug#31627: 27.0.50; isearch prompt not shown when `inhibit-message` is set to `t`
Tue, 29 May 2018 07:37:37 +0200
mu4e 1.1.0; emacs 26.1
Thank you for clarification!
With that "docstring" things are now clear to me.
Tino Calancha <address@hidden> writes:
> Christian Schwarzgruber <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hello Everybody!
>> (setq inhibit-message t) hides isearch prompt. Is this defined behavior
>> or a bug?
> Its use is not intended to be set globally by users, because you don't
> want to suppress all the calls to `message'; `message' is a common way
> for Emacs to talk with its users, ask them for input or whatever.
> Maybe something could be added in its docstring to make the point clear.
> This var is mainly used by package developers in a controlled way:
> typically by locally let-binding it around an expression. For example,
> imagine the package `foo' having an user option
> `foo-verbose' to display/suppress not very important messages:
> (defcustom foo-verbose t
> "If nil, suppress some messages"
> :type 'boolean
> :group 'foo)
> (defun foo-set-vars ()
> (message "Setting package variables!")
> (setq foo-mint 100)
> (setq foo-star -1))
> (defun foo-start ()
> (message "Initialisation complete!"))
> (defun foo-initialize ()
> (let ((inhibit-message (not verbose)))
> That would be OK.
> Another typical use is to suppress garbage messages
> when writing tests.