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Re: announcing defaults when reading from minibuffer

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Re: announcing defaults when reading from minibuffer
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 11:47:25 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1007 (Gnus v5.10.7) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Emilio Lopes <address@hidden> writes:

> I've just asked myself if there's any convention for announcing
> defaults when reading from minibuffer.  Skimming the Elisp manual
> didn't reveal anything in this regard.  Seaching the archives of this
> list I found this message from RMS:
>    The standard for Emacs is (default foo).  There may be some
>    nonstandard functions that use [foo], due to imperfect quality
>    control, but we should stick to the standard (unless we decide to
>    change it).

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I've submitted a bug report
to ensure that this is changed in MH-E.

Can you please clarify the location of the colon? Your update to the
manual says this:

> + Enter value (default 42): 

However, "C-x b (switch-to-buffer)" for example shows this:

  "Switch to buffer: (default foo) "

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