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RE: dolist?

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: dolist?
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2005 16:09:27 -0700

    *Message* is meant to provide convenient info for the user.
    Giving programs "full control over *Message*" is not the goal.

It might not be the goal, but it could be a secondary goal.

        That is, if you ever want more than just the last "..."
        message to show up in *Messages*, you're out of luck.
        The standard `message' function should be more general

    That would be tantamount to disabling the feature most of the time.
    It would make things worse, not better.

No it wouldn't, not if we took Miles's suggestion of providing a variable
that users could set to block the "magic" when needed. The current, magic
behavior would be the default, and no existing code calling `message' would
need to be changed.

(let ((message...magic-p nil)) (message "  ... showme anyway"))

    We will not make that change.

Too bad. Thanks for documenting the magic, anyway.

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