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Re: comint doesn't like read-only prompts

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: comint doesn't like read-only prompts
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 11:04:30 +0200

On 13 Jun 2002 17:51:21 +0900, Miles Bader <address@hidden> wrote:

> I guess that patch would work, but somehow ielm's calling comint's
> output filter on read-only text seems vaguely dodgy to me.

Yeah, I don't like it either, but having IELM prompt (and many others, I
suppose) read-only is very useful. I was always doing horrible things to
it by accident... :)

> Perhaps it would be better to make comint itself support read-only
> prompts, controlled with a variable; then ielm could just set that
> variable to t.  That would be a useful feature that people could turn
> on for other comint modes as well if they want.

I like it. But I'm no expert in comint so I have no idea how to
implement that.


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