> martin rudalics <rudalics@gmx....> writes:
>>> I have no idea about the complexity about adding this feature; there's
>>> already a mini-buffer window which behaves in some aspects like a status
>>> bar (split-independant width, fixed position, no mode line), so I
>>> believe it would be possible to add a status bar just under (or above)
>>> the minibuffer without modifying a ton of code.
>>> Would someone know if it's possible to do it in emacs lisp, without
>>> modifying the C code ? It would make developement much easier.
>> With current trunk you can try (experimentally)
>> (get-buffer-create "foo")
>> '((use-side-window bottom 0) (pop-up-window-set-height . 1)))
>> How you update the contents of foo is obviously entirely left to you.
> I played a bit using your code and got encouraging results; I'll see
> what I can do in the next days, and post on emacs-devel if I make
> something useful.
I made some tries on my side. The above three lines of code provides an
interesting result. However, I have one important issue : when using the
minibuffer with more than one line, the "foo" buffer size is increased
and never come back to its original one line size.