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Re: [ELPA] New package: transient

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: transient
Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 22:25:23 -0400

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  > The "Arguments" list at the top shows key sequences beginning with "-"
  > (-a, -e, -v, -n, -R, -A, -s, -C), and typing any of those will configure
  > an argument for the command.  So in a Magit buffer, typing "c -s -e s"
  > would open this Transient window, then enable the "--signoff" argument,
  > then enable the "--allow-empty" option, and finally close the window
  > and invoke the Magit command for creating a git squash commit using the
  > selected arguments.

Now I understand, and it makes sense.  I like it.

Those "arguments" are comparable to what we call options, in shell
commands -- not to the arguments.  It seems to me that calling them
"options" would increase overall coherence.  What do you think of

It occurs to me that this might be a good way to present menu bar menus.
Also, M-! could use this to select options for shell commands.
What do you think of this?

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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