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Re: Major usability issue

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Major usability issue
Date: 04 Sep 2002 10:58:36 +0900

Barry Margolin <address@hidden> writes:
> It's been doing it this way for quite some time.  I still use 20.7 and it
> performs this heuristic.

The difference is that in versions prior to 21.1, the echo-area could
only display one line, so the split between `display in echo-area' and
`pop up a window' naturally occured at 2 lines.  In emacs 21.x, the
echo-area can expand to show multiple lines, so the echo-area gets used
more often.  [So one way to avoid this behavior is to set
`max-mini-window-height' to 1.]

Of course, if the _reason_ someone wants to get to the output buffer is
to cut the text and insert it into the current buffer, it's much better
to just use a prefix-argument to `shell-command', which does exactly
the right thing...

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