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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 13:58:21 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50

Emanuel Berg <> writes:

> Tassilo Horn wrote:
>> You have to delete the initial input if it's not what you
>> want or if you want to see the other possibilities.
>> So basically all occurrences where INITIAL-INPUT is used as
>> a kind of default value are better handled with the
>> DEF argument.
> I know but ... why are you telling me this?

Because you asked?  I parsed your question exactly the same way Tassilo

> IMO this is the best way of doing it:
> (let ((name "Danger"))
>   (read-string (format "name: [%s] " name) nil nil name) )

I think the current standard in Emacs is like this:

(let ((name "Danger"))
  (read-string (format "Name (default %s): " name)
               nil nil name))

Best, Arash

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