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Re: Feature request : Tab-completion for 'shell-comand'

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Feature request : Tab-completion for 'shell-comand'
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2008 13:21:26 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> I think that when the minibuffer is active, we should still output
>> a message, only differently (as does minibuffer-message).  Maybe just
>> using minibuffer-message (and changing it so it uses plain "message"
>> when the minibuffer is not active) would do the trick.

> I wish _all_ messages would display ala minibuffer-message when the
> user's editing in the minibuffer -- the current behavior (temporarily
> ovewriting the minibuffer to show messages) is stupid and annoying,
> especially given that many errors one gets are fairly trivial or
> transient.

> I made a patch to do this sometime before Emacs 21 was released, and
> recall various issues popping up though... I think mainly it was the
> somewhat more exotic users of message, like quail completion info etc.

Since minibuffer-message doesn't do anything useful currently when the
minibuffer is not active, we can change it to call `message' in
that case.

Then we can replace calls to `message' with calls to minibuffer-message on
a case-by-case basis.


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