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Re: How about making `set-minibuffer-window' obsolete?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: How about making `set-minibuffer-window' obsolete?
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 14:57:19 +0200

> Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 20:50:17 +0000
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> From: Alan Mackenzie <acm@muc.de>
> > I'd object to obsoleting a command just because it can be dangerous
> > when used unwisely.
> Every use of this command is unwise.  It cannot possibly do anything
> useful.  It can only cause problems.

I don't think I agree, not in this general form anyway.  The C code
assigns values to minibuf_window in several places; this function is
the Lisp counterpart of that.  If the C code can assign that variable,
why cannot Lisp code do the same if it needs to?  With the current
tendency to move stuff from C to Lisp, it is even less understandable
why would you think this function's use in unwise.  If you have
specific reasons for that, please describe them in more detail.

> Could I ask you, please, to reconsider?

I might -- if I see some specific reasoning.  I didn't see that yet.

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