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Re: echo area feedback for minor modes [define-minor-mode patch]

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: echo area feedback for minor modes [define-minor-mode patch]
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 10:14:52 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> The bug is due to the fact that this macro doesn't show a message  unless
> the echo area is empty - it is not, however, due to the  (needless) previous
> output of the path to the menu item ("
> menu-bar options transient-mark-mode").

> I'm not sure, but I assume this behavior could be in order to allow any
> minor mode body to display its own message.

That was the original motivation indeed.

> If that's so, the below patch will allow minor modes to display the
> default message whenever the body doesn't show a new echo area message.

Sounds good to me,


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