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Re: TAB in Eval: prompt in minibuffer?

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: TAB in Eval: prompt in minibuffer?
Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2005 03:52:37 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> Is there any reason not to bind TAB to `lisp-complete-symbol' for the
>>> "Eval:" prompt in minibuffer? It is bound to
>>> indent-for-tab-command' now.
>> TAB in the minibuffer normally is used to complete the whole contents
>> of the minibuffer, but the "Eval:" minibuffer can contain arbitrary
>> expressions.  What you want is already available via M-TAB in the
>> minibuffer.
> What's the point of indenting lisp expressions in the minibuffer?

Indenting Lisp expressions in the minibuffer is useless.  OTOH, binding TAB
to `lisp-complete-symbol' is redundant and also not quite a natural to type
inside Lisp expressions in the minibuffer.

Juri Linkov

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