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Sat, 13 Jul 2019 02:05:00 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)
Historically, Emacs has used to put text in INITIAL-CONTENTS for a bunch
of commands, but has, over the years, moved to putting the defaults in
DEFAULT-VALUE so that the user has to type `M-n' to get at them.
Overall, I think this is a good change... but for a bunch of commands,
I really would like to have what's in DEFAULT-VALUE to be in
INITIAL-CONTENTS instead. It's a lot more ergonomic (for me) for a
number of commands, and reading a bunch of bug reports over the years,
apparently for a number of users as well.
So it would be nice if there was a way to tweak this.
An obvious way would be to offer an option that would just put
DEFAULT-VALUE in INITIAL-CONTENTS always. It'd be trivial to implement,
and I'm sure somebody would want this for all commands.
An if somebody wants this action for some commands only, they could add
:around advice to the commands in question.
Or we could allow tweaking this in the symbol plists.
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- read-from-minibuffer INITIAL-CONTENTS/DEFAULT-VALUE,
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