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Re: make-progress-reporter suggestions: 'modeline and customizable progr

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: make-progress-reporter suggestions: 'modeline and customizable progress-reporter--pulse-characters
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 11:37:21 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Tom> How about propertizing the the mode-line so that the background color
Tom> changes from left to right as the task progresses?

Michael> That would be an invasive patch: the modeline string is known only in
Michael> xdisp.c, and we would need to change it there.

I think you could save the old mode line and replace it with an :eval
form that calls format-mode-line and then propertizes it.

I agree with Ted that it might not always be great.  But I was only
proposing it as a option, not as the only way.


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