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bug#33007: 27.0.50; Proposal for function to edit and return string


From: Jean Louis
Subject: bug#33007: 27.0.50; Proposal for function to edit and return string
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:08:45 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 04:55:52PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:33:21 +0200
> > From: Jean Louis <address@hidden>
> > Cc: address@hidden
> > 
> > > We already have read-string, I think it does what you want.
> > 
> > It reads from mini buffer, it does not open
> > standard buffer where one could change modes and
> > have editing capabilities, preview, insert from
> > other files, etc.
> 
> The minibuffer is a normal buffer, so you should be able to use all
> the facilities you mention, perhaps by allowing
> recursive minibuffers.

I don't know how to use minibuffer as normal
buffer. For example I cannot enter M-x commands,
as there is error command attempted to use
minibuffer while in minibuffer.

> That said, I don't object to an extended facility like the one you
> implemented.

That would be nice.

Jean





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