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bug#15909: 24.3.50; please fix `read-face-name' brain-dead PROMPT handli


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#15909: 24.3.50; please fix `read-face-name' brain-dead PROMPT handling
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:42:14 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> In Emacs 20, the PROMPT arg was just passed to `completing-read'.  So
> you used ": " at the end.  As usual in Emacs.  Simple.  Sure.  No
> nonsense.
>
> In Emacs 22, `read-face-name' decided to become "smart": It required
> callers NOT to end the PROMPT with a space.  Dumb.
>
> In Emacs 24, `read-face-name' decided to become even "smarter": It
> requires callers NOT to end the PROMPT with EITHER a space or a colon.
> It systematically adds ": " to PROMPT.  Dumber.
>
> This is silly.  It means that any 3rd-party code that passes a prompt to
> `read-face-name' has to fiddle with it to get the desired result for
> different Emacs versions.  To what end?  What good is accomplished by
> this silliness?

I've now pushed a fix for this to the trunk.

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