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Re: announcing defaults when reading from minibuffer

From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: Re: announcing defaults when reading from minibuffer
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 04:39:18 -0400

Thanks for thinking of this.  It seems to me that a better
place to put this is in the Tips appendix--do you agree?

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  with a period.
+ When you mention a default value in a minibuffer prompt,
+ put it and the word @samp{default} inside parentheses.
+ It should look like this:
+ @example
+ Enter the answer (default 42): 
+ @end example
+ @item
  In @code{interactive}, if you use a Lisp expression to produce a list
  of arguments, don't try to provide the ``correct'' default values for
  region or position arguments.  Instead, provide @code{nil} for those

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