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Re: [External] : Re: completing-read depricated initial-input

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: [External] : Re: completing-read depricated initial-input
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 21:12:32 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams wrote:

> 1. There are uses for an initial-input arg.

I've only seen one use case for inserting the initial value
and it's the completion one, I don't like that to begin with
and with this use case I like it even less since basically the
computer then tells the user "Okay, this is as far as I can
take you, now you start complete your way thru the rest of the
jungle without me".

> 2. Automatic insertion of the default value can be useful
>    and preferred by some users. Let users choose.

Make that an option if so the users can put to t if they want
it rather than have the programer give the default value twice
to the same function.

> 3. Emacs shouldn't deprecate, let alone get rid of, an
>    initial-input arg for `completing-read'.

Prognosis: annihilation.

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