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Re: Handling minibuffers in several mini-windows

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Handling minibuffers in several mini-windows
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2021 00:56:56 +0000

Hello, Stefan

On Fri, Jan 08, 2021 at 15:32:40 -0500, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > My proposal (which I've already implemented and tried out, though not
> > published at all), is that
> > (i) it should be possible to type into, and edit text in any visible
> >   minibuffer;
> > (ii) it should be possible to terminate (by RET `exit-minibuffer') only
> >   the most deeply nested MB.  The attempt elsewhere should display an
> >   error message, leaving the MBs unchanged;
> > (iii) it should be possible to abort (with C-g `abort-recursive-edit'),
> >   any minibuffer.  This will have the effect of aborting all more deeply
> >   nested MBs at the same time.

> > What do people think about this?

> (i) and (ii) look fine to me.

> I haven't thought very much about (iii) but it sounds OK tho maybe
> making it behave more like (ii) would be safer (but more annoying).

Thanks for the reply.  Having thought about it for a day, I think I'll
go with (iii) anyway.  I've posted a patch in the other thread, and
barring any negative comments, will soon be committing it.

>         Stefan

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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