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From: Max Nikulin <manikulin@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: [BUG] org-insert-link should use DEFAULT in read-string when asking for description
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2022 15:50:29 +0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <svcpkn$o6s$1@ciao.gmane.io> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87sfs7jafo.fsf@gmail.com>

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.

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.

  reply	other threads:[~2022-02-26  8:54 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 [this message]
2022-02-26 14:16   ` Visuwesh
2022-02-27 10:48     ` Max Nikulin
2022-02-27 16:16       ` Visuwesh
2022-03-01 16:36         ` Max Nikulin

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