[Arcana] More Emacs love.

Jim Blandy jimb at red-bean.com
Wed Jul 25 18:26:09 CDT 2012


On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 1:51 PM, Karl Fogel <kfogel at red-bean.com> wrote:
> I didn't like the amount of oddly-placed visual distraction flyspell
> threw at me, given the simplicity of the problem and its localization to
> a very tiny portion of the buffer.  If one starts with the philosophy
> that the user knows what word they're going for, and will recognize it
> on sight, then one should generally try to keep their eyes aimed
> squarely at the narrow problem area and just cycle through the options.
> Only if that sequence of options is likely to be very long should one
> trade time/keystrokes for visual space.

Yeah, I think in the era of 25-line displays, the minibuffer was a
fine solution. But with my monitor oriented vertically, I've got 134
lines, around two and half feet, of vertical span.




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