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Re: [ELPA] New package: transient

From: T.V Raman
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: transient
Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 19:30:34 -0700
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

1+ on both. I learnt transient by using magit and in that context, I
recognized the "arguments" as git command-line options, but I can see
how I would have been confused if I hadn't learnt transient in that
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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
> this?
> 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?


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