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Re: emacs-28 e55e2d4: ; * etc/NEWS: Minor copyedit about 'repeat-mode'.

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: emacs-28 e55e2d4: ; * etc/NEWS: Minor copyedit about 'repeat-mode'.
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 09:22:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Juri Linkov <juri@linkov.net> writes:

Hi Juri,

>>> This is more wrong than before.  'repeat-mode' can be disabled only
>>> explicitly by the user.  Whereas any other key exits transient mode
>>> enabled by 'set-transient-map'.
>> I see. But even in its original wording, it confuses me:
>>   Type 'M-x repeat-mode RET' to enable this mode.  You can then type
>>   'C-x u u' instead of 'C-x u C-x u' to undo many changes, 'C-x o o'
>>   instead of 'C-x o C-x o' to switch windows, 'C-x { { } } ^ ^ v v' to
>>   resize the selected window interactively, 'M-g n n p p' to navigate
>>   next-error matches.  Any other key exits transient mode and then is
>>   executed normally.
>> At first glance, I don't know what is "executed normally". The command?
>> The key? But a key isn't "executed" I believe, it is rather handled.
> Or more precisely: "The default key binding is used".

Sounds good.

>> And maybe it is also better to speak about "transient input mode", like
>> in other places in NEWS? This would give a better idea what it is about
>> to exit.
> A transient input method is something completely different.
>> (I'm not much familiar with "transient modes", and so will be most of
>> the readers of this NEWS file)
> From (info "(elisp) Controlling Active Maps"):
>  -- Function: set-transient-map keymap &optional keep-pred on-exit
>      This function adds KEYMAP as a “transient” keymap, which takes
>      precedence over other keymaps for one (or more) subsequent keys.
> So maybe "transient mode" should be replaced with "transient keymap"?

As said, I know almost nothing about "transient.*". The term "transient
mode" let me thing about a major or minor mode, which seems to be
wrong. Anything which prevents me (and others) to do so is fine :-)

Best regards, Michael.

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