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Re: Feature request : Tab-completion for 'shell-comand'

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Feature request : Tab-completion for 'shell-comand'
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 00:31:14 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu)

>>> However, I still don't see a solution for the problem how to display
>>> the message (such as "[Completing command name...]") without a delay,
>>> and leave it visible to the user persistently without interfering with
>>> the user input.
>> Use the display margin :)
> Or, if that is too small, use the prompt. A single persistent message
> could be added before the prompt (but technically be a part of the prompt
> during the display).
> When discarding the message it could be added to the message buffer.

This is like currently isearch in the minibuffer puts an overlay over
the prompt.  Maybe this could be used generally for other messages
in the minibuffer too.

Juri Linkov

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