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Re: Searching in the minibuffer

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Searching in the minibuffer
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 11:05:43 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>     This doesn't work satisfactorily: temporarily displaying the search
>     prompt at the end of the minibuffer causes too long delay after typing
>     C-s and before point moves to the next occurrence of the search string.
> Could you be more specific?  How long is the delay, and what causes it?

The delay is 2 sec, and it is caused by sit-for in minibuffer-message.

>     1. not to display the search prompt while searching in the minibuffer
>     at all, because the search string is highlighted in the minibuffer anyway.
>     Thus the search prompt will not obscure the minibuffer text, and users
>     will be provided with visual feedback about the place the search reached.
> That's what it does now.  If people like that best, that's fine with me.

Currently the search prompt permanently obscures the minibuffer content.
My patch doesn't display the search prompt at all for successful search state.

Juri Linkov

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