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Re: [External] : Re: master 513c5d827d: Use `format-prompt' in

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [External] : Re: master 513c5d827d: Use `format-prompt' in
Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2022 14:42:58 +0300

> From: Robert Pluim <rpluim@gmail.com>
> Cc: Drew Adams <drew.adams@oracle.com>,  larsi@gnus.org,  eliz@gnu.org,
>   emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2022 10:26:28 +0200
> >>>>> On Mon, 05 Sep 2022 00:04:46 -0400, Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> said:
>     >> > We've transformed virtually all prompts like this to use
>     >> > `format-prompt', so it's just something people that read
>     >> > code like this have to get used to.
>     >> Wow.  The logic of that...
>     Richard> There is no rational argument there, only emotion.
>     Richard> To contribute to useful discussion of what to do,
>     Richard> what we need are rational arguments.
> Like Lars said: using `format-prompt' allows people to adjust the
> appearance of prompts according to their preferences. People who write
> code for emacs need to know what its various functions do, and the job
> `format-prompt' does is not particularly hard to remember.

That part is fine, but the fact that using format-prompt splits the
prompt text into two seemingly unrelated parts is a disadvantage, IMO.
I wonder if we can do something about that, given that this function
was released with Emacs 28.

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