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Request: Use message instead of message_with_string for user visible out

From: T.V. Raman
Subject: Request: Use message instead of message_with_string for user visible output?
Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2013 15:03:16 -0700

Thanks Stefan,

Could you please update keyboard.c to call message instead of
message_with_string when the user presses a key that is

I understand that opinions re advice is  mixed with some
considering it a kluge, but  kluge or not, it's stood Emacspeak
in good stead and helped create a solution that has made me and
others very productive over the last 18 years:-)

Best Regards,

On 10/26/13, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Except in cases where efficiency is the reason for the choice,
>> could we switch to using message -- instead of
>> message_with_string to produce output in the echo area that is
>>  to be seen by the user?
> I doubt there is a place where we call message_with_string for
> efficiency reasons: the added cost of going through Ffuncall of Qmessage
> is negligible compared to the cost of doing the actual display of
> the message.
> But there might be cases where we need it for correctness reasons,
> because the context is such that we can't run arbitrary Elisp code.
>         Stefan

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