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Re: Confused by y-or-n-p

From: Gregory Heytings
Subject: Re: Confused by y-or-n-p
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 23:34:09 +0000
User-agent: Alpine 2.22 (NEB 394 2020-01-19)

It is happening in the "Stop frames stealing each other's minibuffers" thread

No, it doesn't. In fact, the exact opposite happens there: an assumption that the existing behavior is a bug was later reversed based on feedback from you and others.

Alas, this is not what is happening there. The old behavior has been lost, and the developer who initiated these changes still firmly believes that the old behavior is "an ad hoc unsystematic mess, not worthy even of being called a behaviour", that it is "chaotic", that it is an "abstruse "design" [that] can only have arisen by accident", that it "would get rejected out of hand, and indeed ridiculed" if it were proposed now. In spite of this, an approximation of the old behavior is now planned, and I'm supposed to document where that current approximation differs from the old behavior, to fix the current approximation. There is of course no chance that the behavior of an UI element as complex as the minibuffer could ever be recovered by working that way.

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