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Re: completing-read depricated initial-input

From: Arash Esbati
Subject: Re: completing-read depricated initial-input
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:20:27 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50

Po Lu <> writes:

> Arash Esbati <> writes:
>> I agree that there are cases where INITIAL-INPUT still has its place,
>> but as I said, I remember the reason for phasing it out was different
>> than stylistic preferences.
> What other reason can there be?  I can't think of any non-stylistic
> reason to discourage using that argument.

Improved user experience?  But that means we have to find out what our
definitions of "stylistic preferences / reason" are in the first place,
but we don't have to go there.

> If you think it is counterproductive to insert some initial value into
> the minibuffer itself, then by all means recommend against using it.

This is already done by Emacs itself.  Please see my other answer to
Drew where I quoted some text.

> But don't obsolete the means of doing so.

I'm not the decision maker here, and I don't have the impression that
the means are getting obsoleted.

> You do not have a place in dictating how users write their Lisp
> programs.

What do you mean with that "You"?  I'm not involved in Emacs development
and I'm not dictating anything; and I see no reason for you to get

Best, Arash

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