Commit b923f7a9 authored by Chong Yidong's avatar Chong Yidong

* minibuf.texi: Clarify history list discussion (Bug#8085).

parent 6c89f663
2011-02-27 Chong Yidong <cyd@stupidchicken.com>
* minibuf.texi (Minibuffer History): Clarify discussion of
minibuffer history lists (Bug#8085).
2011-02-19 Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> 2011-02-19 Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>
* elisp.texi: Sync @dircategory with ../../info/dir. * elisp.texi: Sync @dircategory with ../../info/dir.
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...@@ -433,18 +433,17 @@ expression, thus moving point forward one word. ...@@ -433,18 +433,17 @@ expression, thus moving point forward one word.
@cindex minibuffer history @cindex minibuffer history
@cindex history list @cindex history list
A @dfn{minibuffer history list} records previous minibuffer inputs so A @dfn{minibuffer history list} records previous minibuffer inputs
the user can reuse them conveniently. A history list is actually a so the user can reuse them conveniently. It is a variable whose value
symbol, not a list; it is a variable whose value is a list of strings is a list of strings (previous inputs), most recent first.
(previous inputs), most recent first.
There are many separate minibuffer history lists, used for different
There are many separate history lists, used for different kinds of kinds of inputs. It's the Lisp programmer's job to specify the right
inputs. It's the Lisp programmer's job to specify the right history history list for each use of the minibuffer.
list for each use of the minibuffer.
You specify a minibuffer history list with the optional @var{hist}
You specify the history list with the optional @var{hist} argument argument to @code{read-from-minibuffer} or @code{completing-read}.
to either @code{read-from-minibuffer} or @code{completing-read}. Here Here are the possible values for it:
are the possible values for it:
@table @asis @table @asis
@item @var{variable} @item @var{variable}
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