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Re: Avoiding moving point into minibuffer prompt area

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Avoiding moving point into minibuffer prompt area
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 20:27:57 +0200
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Luc Teirlinck wrote:

David Reitter wrote:

  (I delete text pretty often that's in the minibuffer, and then I
  accidentally get into the prompt), so I set 'read-only' (similar to
  inviolable, i guess) as a default in Aquamacs.

No, read-only prevents you from erasing the text, not from moving into it.
read-only _is_ on by default.
Which is a big difference compared to shell buffers where you can erase the prompt. That too was a surprise to me in the beginning.

How the prompt is handled does not seem so consistent as you maybe hastily thought before. So I must say this area is prone to misunderstanding. I still believe the best is to make it simple for beginners and not let the point move in to the minibuffer prompt.

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