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Re: Global bar to display global information

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Global bar to display global information
Date: Mon, 07 May 2012 12:10:51 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Thank you, Jérémy, I installed your patch in the trunk,


> I finally get time to work again on this global information area. I
> think the use of " *Minibuf-0*" proposal is really interesting since the
> echo area is most of the time useless and the global information are not
> really useful when I'm using the minibuffer. So I tried to figure out
> why it didn't work the way you said.

> The problem is, considering I had put data in the " *Minibuf-0*", these
> data are not displayed in the echo area. However, the " *Minibuf-0*" is
> displayed each time I do a switch-to-buffer call. But once I type, the
> echo area is cleared.

> First, each time I type, the clear_message(1, 0) is called even when the
> echo area is already cleared. This call looks useless and is part of the
> cause of the behavior described above.

> Second, when the echo area is clearing it does not redisplay the
> miniwindow. So the " *Minibuf-0*" is not displayed as expected.

> I tested this patch with emacs -Q, emacs -Q -nw and with my whole
> configuration. Everything works perfectly fine and as
> expected. Moreover, I verified that this patch does not generate extras
> miniwindow redisplay.

> Please merge it or review it,

> Best regards,

> Jérémy

> --
> One Emacs to rule them all

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