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Re: show_help_echo truncates unconditionally

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: show_help_echo truncates unconditionally
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 08:40:27 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> When tooltip-mode is disabled or more general when show-help-funtion
> is nil the help messages are shown in the echo area.  During display
> message-truncate-display is bound to t.  I suspect this was done to
> avoid a "jumping echo area".  This is nice but i would accept this
> tradeoff to see the whole help message.

> This patch adds a variable show-help-echo-truncate that can be used to
> control this behavior.  It is bound to t to be compatible with the
> current code.

I'd rather find a way to get the best of both worlds without
a config variable.
E.g. using scrolling in the single-line minibuffer, or by only truncating
for the first few seconds and then expanding the echo area if you stay on
the same help-echo spot long enough.


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