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Re: UP and DOWN with multi-line minibuffer history

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: UP and DOWN with multi-line minibuffer history
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2015 01:45:20 +0200
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>> So the question at hand can be considered as Consistency vs. Convenience,
>> i.e. trying to achieve consistency at the cost of losing convenience.
> Yes, it's consistency vs minor inconvenience in certain use cases.  I
> think consistency should win big time.

It's not minor inconvenience, it renders navigating multi-line items unusable.

>> I invite you and everyone interested to try this change for a few days
>> to see its real effect.
> I think we should install such a change and see if there are any
> complaints.  Several people already agreed with my suggestion for how
> it should work.

This change sounds good in theory, but fails in practice.
We already have sevaral complaints against this change,
and no complaints about the current behavior.
So why change what is working well?

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