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Re: Include which-key.el in the Emacs distribution

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Include which-key.el in the Emacs distribution
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 12:22:30 -0400

   PS. I personally think it should be enabled by default, but we would
       probably do better to first include it as an option for people to
       get more experience with it.

Could the output be improved though?  The current output is VERY
verbose, and quite bare and unexplanatory.  On my terminal it takes up
9 lines when just hitting C-x.  It also dislikes any type of prefix
command and hides the output from those.  E.g, C-h, M-o etc, where it
eats the message from the original command.

Instead why not if you press C-x in the echo area a short list of
commands could be produced that you can scroll through, similar to
which-key but not as talkative.  It could say,

  C-x           (f - edit file, o - other window, ...)

The prefix commands C-x 4, C-x r etc could also produces such
messages.  Like Emacs does for M-o.  This list could be curated.

Maybe that would be a nice middle ground, not to talkative, helps the
new user and won't annoy the old farts too much?

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