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RE: messages override minibuffer input

From: Roland Winkler
Subject: RE: messages override minibuffer input
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 05:20:58 +0200

On Sun Sep 23 2007 Drew Adams wrote:
> It is not a good idea to start inserting newlines in message text based on
> assumptions of a standard (or any other) minibuffer width or height. Just
> treat the echo area as a single long line, and let it wrap as needed.
> That doesn't mean there could never be newlines in the echo area under any
> circumstances. I'm just saying that there is no good reason to add them for
> no good reason, and based on a window-size assumption.

I do not know how difficult it might be to come up with a smart
solution for inserting linebreaks. In the context of this thread a
solution without or with linebreaks is equally acceptable for me.


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