From: Visuwesh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Max Nikulin <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [BUG] org-insert-link should use DEFAULT in read-string when asking for description
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2022 19:46:36 +0530 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> (Max Nikulin's message of "Sat, 26 Feb 2022 15:50:29 +0700")
[சனி, பிப்ரவரி 26 2022] Max Nikulin wrote:
> On 25/02/2022 21:19, Visuwesh wrote:
>> Currently, when asking the user for the description of link,
>> `org-insert-link' calls `read-string' with a non-nil INITIAL-INPUT but
>> this argument is discouraged and deprecated; moreover, it is unfriendly.
>> `org-insert-link' should, ideally, use the DEFAULT argument. If the
>> user decides that the suggested description is okay, they can type M-n.
> Due to lack of experience with emacs I can miss something. If so,
> please, correct me.
> Are you suggesting replacing
> (read-string "rs-initial: " "Some initial")
> (read-string "rs-default: " nil nil "Some default")
> Is it possible to override provided default description by empty
> string in the latter variant? Currently it is possible to erase
> description using just backspace or C-S-backspace.
I admit that I forgot about this but Emacs can be made to not translate
empty string to the default argument if you DTRT when calling
`read-from-minibuffer' (and `read-shell-command' does this). If writing
a new function just to get this functionality is too much, then I guess
I can live with the current behaviour, but this inconsistency is an
annoyance since I end up with garbled link names, which I only notice
> P.S. Many GUI applications pre-select whole value when some input
> field is focused, so it is possible to overwrite current value by
> typing anything. It may be convenient but is not consistent with emacs
> behavior. Moreover it makes uncertain if visually selected text
> overwrites X PRIMARY selection.
I would rather not go there. You seem to describe
`delete-selection-mode' which, IMO, is also a nuisance given how
mark+point is not the same as "regular selections" (even with
`transient-mark-mode' turned on).
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2022-02-26 14:17 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2022-02-25 14:19 [BUG] org-insert-link should use DEFAULT in read-string when asking for description Visuwesh
2022-02-26 8:50 ` Max Nikulin
2022-02-26 14:16 ` Visuwesh [this message]
2022-02-27 10:48 ` Max Nikulin
2022-02-27 16:16 ` Visuwesh
2022-03-01 16:36 ` Max Nikulin
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