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Re: minibuffer-message doesn't display in minibuffer

From: Lute Kamstra
Subject: Re: minibuffer-message doesn't display in minibuffer
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 09:36:17 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Matthew Calhoun <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm using Emacs 21.1.1 on OS X, and I'm having trouble with
> minibuffer-message. Executing this function inserts the string
> argument into the current buffer instead of the minibuffer. If I
> execute:
> (minibuffer-message "TEST")
> in the scratch buffer, the message gets inserted at point in the
> scratch buffer, like this:
> (minibuffer-message "TEST")TEST
> instead of in the minibuffer. Am I doing something wrong or is Emacs
> doing something wrong?

`minibuffer-message' is meant to be called from within the minibuffer
only.  If you want to display a message in the minibuffer, you can use


(spook) => "Taiwan supercomputer crypto anarchy"
(insert-file-contents "~/.signature") => (error "`~/.signature' too rude")

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