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Re: momentary-string-display

From: Tak Ota
Subject: Re: momentary-string-display
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2007 14:54:56 -0800 (PST)

Wed, 27 Dec 2006 16:16:49 -0500: Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:

> momentary-string-display is a kludge, which should be used as little
> as possible.  It is used very little, so it has little potential to do
> any harm.

I see.  I had never looked its implementation before.  It certainly
looks kludge.

> I see two uses of momentary-string-display in table.el which perhaps
> should be replaced by calls to display-warning.
> Takaaki-san, do you think that is a good idea?

I compared the behavior of the two functions and I prefer
momentary-string-display.  However, I don't object replacing it with

> It would be clean to make momentary-string-display use overlays
> and not change the buffer text at all.  Would you like to try
> writing that?  But let's not delay the release for it.

If you are asking me I don't know how to introduce
momentary-string-display equivalent pop-up text effect by using
overlays.  Anyway if the cleaning up doesn't look feasible by the
release please replace momentary-string-display with something that
does similar work.  I agree the release should not be delayed by this


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