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C-U prompting

    Date: Sunday, 21 March 1982, 20:31-EST
    From: David L. Andre <DLA at SCRC-TENEX>
    My previous curt response was due to the fact that I had to leave to go
    skiing in 5 minutes.  Now that I have time, I will elaborate.  The only
    thing that hasn't been said by others which still bothers me is that the
    numeric arg thing appears in the typein window sometimes, and over the
    mode line at others.  I didn't like the duplicity of seeing C-U's all
    over the bottom of my screen.  I would prefer to see it go over the mode
    line, because that's where I'm use to seeing it.
What do other people think?  Personally, I think it would be more distracting
and would remove valuable information.  I don't like the fact that searches and
M-X and ^X^F all hide the filename from view.

    I also think the whostate should be TYI, not TYPEAHEAD.  There should be
    no distinction from the user's point of view, and it scares me when the
    whostate starts doing wierd things.  (ie, I stop and try to figure out
    what's going on.)
I originally did it that way but thought people might object to having
the status line lying to them.