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;;; minibuf-eldef.el --- Only show defaults in prompts when applicable
;;
;; Copyright (C) 2000, 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
;;
;; Author: Miles Bader <miles@gnu.org>
;; Keywords: convenience

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;;; Commentary:
;;
;; Defines the mode `minibuffer-electric-default-mode'.
;;
;; When active, minibuffer prompts that show a default value only show
;; the default when it's applicable -- that is, when hitting RET would
;; yield the default value.  If the user modifies the input such that
;; hitting RET would enter a non-default value, the prompt is modified
;; to remove the default indication (which is restored if the input is
;; ever restore to the match the initial input).

;;; Code:

(defvar minibuffer-default-in-prompt-regexps
  '(("\\( (default\\>.*)\\):? \\'" . 1))
  "*A list of regexps matching the parts of minibuffer prompts showing defaults.
When `minibuffer-electric-default-mode' is active, these regexps are
used to identify the portions of prompts to elide.

Each entry is either a string, which should be a regexp matching the
default portion of the prompt, or a cons cell, who's car is a regexp
matching the default part of the prompt, and who's cdr indicates the
regexp subexpression that matched.")


;;; Internal variables

;; A list of minibuffers to which we've added a post-command-hook.
(defvar minibuf-eldef-frobbed-minibufs nil)

;;; The following are all local variables in the minibuffer

;; Input pre-inserted into the minibuffer before the user can edit it.
(defvar minibuf-eldef-initial-input)
(make-variable-buffer-local 'minibuf-eldef-initial-input)
;; and the length of the buffer with it inserted.
(defvar minibuf-eldef-initial-buffer-length)
(make-variable-buffer-local 'minibuf-eldef-initial-buffer-length)

;; True if the current minibuffer prompt contains the default spec.
(defvar minibuf-eldef-showing-default-in-prompt)
(make-variable-buffer-local 'minibuf-eldef-showing-default-in-prompt)

;; An overlay covering the default portion of the prompt
(defvar minibuf-eldef-overlay)
(make-variable-buffer-local 'minibuf-eldef-overlay)


;;; Hook functions

;; This function goes on minibuffer-setup-hook
(defun minibuf-eldef-setup-minibuffer ()
  "Set up a minibuffer for `minibuffer-electric-default-mode'.
The prompt and initial input should already have been inserted."
  (let ((regexps minibuffer-default-in-prompt-regexps)
	(match nil)
	(inhibit-point-motion-hooks t))
    (save-excursion
      (save-restriction
	;; Narrow to only the prompt
	(goto-char (point-min))
	(narrow-to-region (point) (minibuffer-prompt-end))
	;; See the prompt contains a default input indicator
	(while regexps
	  (setq match (pop regexps))
	  (if (re-search-forward (if (stringp match) match (car match)) nil t)
	      (setq regexps nil)
	    (setq match nil)))))
    (if (not match)
	;; Nope, so just make sure our post-command-hook isn't left around.
	(remove-hook 'post-command-hook #'minibuf-eldef-update-minibuffer t)
      ;; Yup; set things up so we can frob the prompt as the state of
      ;; the input string changes.
      (setq match (if (consp match) (cdr match) 0))
      (setq minibuf-eldef-overlay
	    (make-overlay (match-beginning match) (match-end match)))
      (setq minibuf-eldef-showing-default-in-prompt t)
      (setq minibuf-eldef-initial-input
	    (minibuffer-contents-no-properties))
      (setq minibuf-eldef-initial-buffer-length (point-max))
      (add-to-list 'minibuf-eldef-frobbed-minibufs (current-buffer))
      (add-hook 'post-command-hook #'minibuf-eldef-update-minibuffer nil t))))

;; post-command-hook to swap prompts when necessary
(defun minibuf-eldef-update-minibuffer ()
  "Update a minibuffer's prompt to include a default only when applicable.
This is intended to be used as a minibuffer post-command-hook for
`minibuffer-electric-default-mode'; the minibuffer should have already
been set up by `minibuf-eldef-setup-minibuffer'."
  (unless (eq minibuf-eldef-showing-default-in-prompt
	      (and (= (point-max) minibuf-eldef-initial-buffer-length)
		   (string-equal (minibuffer-contents-no-properties)
				 minibuf-eldef-initial-input)))
    ;; swap state
    (setq minibuf-eldef-showing-default-in-prompt
	  (not minibuf-eldef-showing-default-in-prompt))
    (cond (minibuf-eldef-showing-default-in-prompt
	   (overlay-put minibuf-eldef-overlay 'invisible nil)
	   (overlay-put minibuf-eldef-overlay 'intangible nil))
	  (t
	   (overlay-put minibuf-eldef-overlay 'invisible t)
	   (overlay-put minibuf-eldef-overlay 'intangible t)))))


;;; Note this definition must be at the end of the file, because
;;; `define-minor-mode' actually calls the mode-function if the
;;; associated variable is non-nil, which requires that all needed
;;; functions be already defined.  [This is arguably a bug in d-m-m]
;;;###autoload
(define-minor-mode minibuffer-electric-default-mode
  "Toggle Minibuffer Electric Default mode.
When active, minibuffer prompts that show a default value only show the
default when it's applicable -- that is, when hitting RET would yield
the default value.  If the user modifies the input such that hitting RET
would enter a non-default value, the prompt is modified to remove the
default indication.

With prefix argument ARG, turn on if positive, otherwise off.
Returns non-nil if the new state is enabled."
  :global t
  :group 'minibuffer
  (if minibuffer-electric-default-mode
      ;; Enable the mode
      (add-hook 'minibuffer-setup-hook 'minibuf-eldef-setup-minibuffer)
    ;; Disable the mode
    (remove-hook 'minibuffer-setup-hook 'minibuf-eldef-setup-minibuffer)
    ;; Remove our entry from any post-command-hook variable's it's still in
    (dolist (minibuf minibuf-eldef-frobbed-minibufs)
      (with-current-buffer minibuf
	(remove-hook 'post-command-hook #'minibuf-eldef-update-minibuffer t)))
    (setq minibuf-eldef-frobbed-minibufs nil)))


(provide 'minibuf-eldef)

;;; minibuf-eldef.el ends here