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Re: Proposed new core library: alert.el

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Proposed new core library: alert.el
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:48:28 -0500
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On Wed, 04 Nov 2015 21:05:49 -0500 John Wiegley <address@hidden> wrote: 

JW> I'm not proposing Emacs be changed to use alert, only that alert be made
JW> available to all package authors as a richer alternative to `message' or
JW> `notifications-notify'.

JW> I suggest core rather than ELPA because I'd like to encourage wider use of
JW> such a facility; but I could see an argument for moving it into ELPA too.
JW> Being in core would give justification for adding a section in the Elisp
JW> manual on using alerts for rich notification. Or, we could start applying it
JW> in existing core modules where it makes sense to do so.

Agreed.  But if alert.el doesn't support it now, it should have a way to
replace `message' so rather than asking every package to change, the
user just customizes one thing globally.


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