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

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: make-progress-reporter suggestions: 'modeline and customizable progress-reporter--pulse-characters
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 14:56:50 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm dubious about the idea.  The mode-line is supposed to show
> information about one window, while the progress-reporter is a global
> indicator, so conceptually it's not a good fit.

As I have explained in another message, I propose to allow symbols for
the identification of the place where to show the progress. These
symbols could belong to the modeline. These symbols shall be made buffer-local.

But then it isn't a global indicator anymore, indeed.

> Global indicators, especially transient ones, ought to use the echo
> area.

This would still be possible.

> If that's too hard, how about reserving the first character in the echo
> area for a spinner instead?

This might interfere with minibuffers.

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