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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 12:38:24 +0000

Hello, Lars.

On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 13:06:12 +0100, Lars Ingebrigtsen wrote:
> Alan Mackenzie <acm@muc.de> writes:

> > 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 sound good to me.  I'm not sure about iii -- I think trying it
> out and see what it feels like in practice might be a good idea, though.

An idea: in (iii), how about asking the user with yes-or-no-p before
aborting more than one level?  It's something which is unlikely to come
up more than occasionally.

> -- 
> (domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
>    bloggy blog: http://lars.ingebrigtsen.no

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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