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Re: completing-read depricated initial-input

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: completing-read depricated initial-input
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:19:34 +0200
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Arash Esbati <> writes:

> Note the terms "mostly-deprecated", "discourage", "recommend",
> "superseded".  So maybe the docstring of `completing-read' should be
> adjusted to the statements above in order to avoid confusion?

The purpose of `completing-read' is a bit different from `read-string'
and `read-from-minibuffer'.  Providing INITIAL-INPUT is useful for the
latter, but much less for `completing-read' in my opinion.  If at all
(anybody who has a believable real-life example?).


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