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Re: Thought: Group Minor Modes Into Logical "Bundles"?

From: Daniel Martín
Subject: Re: Thought: Group Minor Modes Into Logical "Bundles"?
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 10:42:08 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.2 (darwin)

"T.V Raman" <raman@google.com> writes:

> The minor mode indicators in the modeline are getting to be too many
> -- and though :lighter for shorter indicators help, I'm still finding
> them overly heavy to consume --- it's painful to listen to :-) though
> I suspect they also place a level of cognitive load on users who can
> that we might be able to reduce.
> For instance, in programming language modes, I suspect it's
> increasingly common to have autofill, abbrev, -- perhaps company etc
> turned on; would be nice if a user could:
> 1. Define a "logical bundle of minor modes " that are specific to
>    various tasks, and then have a modeline indicater for that "bundle"
>    defined -- so the Modeline would indicate "prog" for the user to
>    know and remember that a preferred set of programming affordances
>    are  turned on. Thoghts?

There is the Diminish package in GNU ELPA:
https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/diminish.html I don't know if it already
supports the "bundling" feature that you propose, or something

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