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Re: Displaying the state of isearch toggles [was Re: ASCII-folded search

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Displaying the state of isearch toggles [was Re: ASCII-folded search]
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:06:04 +0300

> Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:39:23 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden,
>         address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> But such a dialog box should not be the only way to change
> individual attribute values.

I still don't understand why not.  We do use something similar in
Customize buffers.

> That can be done quickly using toggle commands and/or toggle menu
> items.

How is menu different from a dialog (to which you objected, AFAIU)?

> Being able to change multiple search attributes at once, as in
> a dialog box is useful.  So is being able to quickly change any
> of them individually.

The dialog doesn't require that you change all of them, so I don't see
any contradiction.

> When you say "non-orthogonal", presumably you are suggesting that
> changing one attribute automatically either changes some others
> or restricts some others.  Which such search attributes did you
> have in mind?

Searching for regexps, words, and symbols are at least somewhat
exclusive.  Similarly the various folding options.

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