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Re: TAB in Eval: prompt in minibuffer?

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: TAB in Eval: prompt in minibuffer?
Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2005 08:24:13 +0100
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Juri Linkov wrote:

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
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.

My point is of course that I often find myself typing TAB to complete in the minibuffer even though I know I can use M-TAB. TAB is used to complete interactive commands and file names. Some part of my brain does not seem to care that it is another prompt.

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