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bug#27565: 24.5; macro running feedback [enhancement request]

From: Drew Adams
Subject: bug#27565: 24.5; macro running feedback [enhancement request]
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2017 13:56:31 -0700 (PDT)

> Currently, when one invokes a macro, instead of an indication that
> the macro is running, the invocation key sequence is displayed

> I found the result disquieting:
> 1] Did I forget to type something, and is emacs waiting for me to
> finish entering the command?
> 2] Did something crash?
> 3] Is anything happening?
> 4] Should I `C-g' and try again?

> ENHANCEMENT REQUEST: When a macro starts running, display a message
> in the mini-buffer. Some possible formats might be:
> a] macro [optional name] runnning . . .
> b] macro [optional name] runnning ( n of m times) . . .


Keep in mind, though, that keys used for the macro can
themselves invoke commands that also write to the echo area.

That's not a problem.  I'm just saying that between the
message "Keyboard macro running..." and the message
"Keyboard macro running...done" you might see other messages.

What if you expect the last key sequence invoked to show
you a message?  That would be overwritten by the "...done"
message, so you'd need to check buffer *Messages* for the
message you want.  Again, not a problem, I think.

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