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Re: "Loading"

From: Dave Abrahams
Subject: Re: "Loading"
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:40:17 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.130004 (Ma Gnus v0.4) Emacs/24.0.94 (darwin)

on Wed Mar 14 2012, Michael Albinus <michael.albinus-AT-gmx.de> wrote:

> Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:
>> I think a simple spinner (that doesn't move stuff around in the mode
>> line) is to be preferred.  We just want to communicate to the user that
>> "we're waiting for something", not to flash lots of details at the
>> user.  If we want the latter, we can use the echo area...
> I would prefer the help area of the spinning char. As usual in the modeline.
> As said already, the minibuffer/echo area shall be usable during the
> async operation. At least in my use case :-)

Is there any reason a few characters couldn't be used for this in the
left part of the minibuffer/echo area, without making that area
completely unusable?

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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