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Re: Type Ahead Find

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Type Ahead Find
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 23:09:13 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> Ideally it'd be some area not so noticeable, e.g., at the far-right
> edge of the mini-buffer; but since that would require new redisplay
> hacking, how about just something like:
>    I-search (in node File Variables): local variables
> That's also more similar to other "informational messages" used by
> search, e.g., "overwrapped" or whatever.

Please not.  Tags like that make the search text jump left and right
as they change, which makes it harder to keep track of it.  For a
basic error condition once per search, this is tolerable.  As a
regular part of the operation (as when going through several files),
it isn't.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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