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Re: comint read-only prompt

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: comint read-only prompt
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 11:23:28 -0400

> > I fail to understand why you want to mess with read-only properties in
> > comint buffers at all, especially with regard to the prompt.

I don't feel very strongly about it, but I tend to agree with Noah on
this one: read-only properties are often annoying and should be used
*very* sparingly.  It's better to make sure people don't end up erasing
the text by mistake, then let them try to do it and then burp.

> There are two types of people in the world:  ones who use C-a C-k when
> they change their mind at a prompt, and ones who wail on the Delete key.

I don't know about you, but when I do C-a C-k in Emacs-21's *shell*
buffer, I don't end up erasing the prompt.  Maybe you haven't
noticed the `field' property introduced with Emacs-21 because
you have C-a set to comint-bol ?


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