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bug#18340: 24.4.50; Bad UI for `find-file-literally'


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#18340: 24.4.50; Bad UI for `find-file-literally'
Date: Wed, 04 May 2016 17:47:26 +0300

> From: Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 04 May 2016 02:59:36 +0200
> Cc: address@hidden
> 
> Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > Summary: Don't show a multi-line message for prompting `y-or-n-p'
> > in the echo area and expect users to see it.
> >
> > The UI for `find-file-literally' depends on `resize-mini-windows' being
> > non-nil.  Not a good idea.  To see how bad it can be, set
> > `resize-mini-windows' to nil, then visit a file, then try to visit it
> > using `M-x find-file-literally'.  You see only this line in the echo
> > area, which is not even a question:
> >
> >   The file foo.el is already visited normally.
> 
> We should perhaps consider obsoleting `resize-mini-windows'.  Emacs has
> many prompts now that don't make sense in a single line.

Those prompts should bind resize-mini-windows non-nil.

I don't understand the rest of the bug report, but the specific part
about find-file-literally will be definitely fixed by that.





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