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Re: improving query-replace and query-replace-regexp

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: improving query-replace and query-replace-regexp
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 20:17:51 -0400
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On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 08:10:59PM -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > The standard emacs syntax for prompt defaults seems to be "(default
> > ...)"; is there any reason to use some different syntax here?  [I know,
> > things are not exactly consistent as it is, but let's not make it worse.]
> I've seen both (default foo) and [foo] used and I personally prefer the
> second form because it is shorter.

I'm sure you do, but emacs should present a consistent face to its users
unless there's a good reason not to.  It seems pretty clear that the
"(default ...)" form is canonical as that's what the most fundamental emacs
commands use.

Please change it.


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