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bug#44932: 28.0.50; MINIBUF 'nomini' for window-in-direction

From: Drew Adams
Subject: bug#44932: 28.0.50; MINIBUF 'nomini' for window-in-direction
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 13:09:07 -0800 (PST)

> >> I think MINIBUF is the shortest that is still unambiguous.
> >
> > It gives the impression that it stands for a buffer where it means a
> > window that may also display the echo area.  'resize-mini-windows'
> > and 'max-mini-window-height' tried to establish the "mini-windows (the
> > minibuffer and the echo area)" nomenclature and we now take a step
> > back in the other direction?
> I don't know why MINI-WINDOW would be better than MINIBUF.
> Is this distinction significant here?

IMHO, MINI-WINDOW would be worse.  It's not
about a small window.  If someone wants to
be extra clear with the name (not needed,
if the rest of the doc string is clear about
what this is), then just use a longer name:


or if that's not clear enough (it should be):


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