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Re: completing-read depricated initial-input

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: completing-read depricated initial-input
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 04:29:00 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier wrote:

> I haven't really followed that thread, but IMO the
> `initial-input` arg should be changed into `setup-function`
> (so we don't have to use the hideous
> `minibuffer-with-setup-function` hack) and using a string
> there should be deprecated (the rare places where inserting
> an initial string makes sense can use a setup-function
> instead).

I thought about that to, good idea but if so move the
'setup-fun' formal parameter to the right of 'def' so there
don't have to be nil in between all the time in Elisp code,
because to have/want a default value will be much more common.

> Also the prompt handling should be changed so that it
> automatically inserts the default into the prompt.

100%, and not just that, everything and anything that can be
automated one should never leave to a human, programmer or
not ...

> Doing that in a reliable and backward compatible way is not
> completely straightforward, tho, so maybe a simpler solution
> is to introduce a whole new function instead.


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