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In recent Emacs versions, eval-expression makes use of global-eldoc-mode in a quite intelligent way, using the modeline to display hints. However, icicle-pp-eval-expression, which is Icicles' variant of eval-expression, does not have this functionality. How to enable it? Simple grepping for eldoc in the body of eval-expression didn't show any reference.

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  1. I will take a look to see what, if anything, I think might be done as an improvement.

  2. C-h f icicle-pp-eval-expression tells you how to do without that function:

    By default, Icicle mode remaps all key sequences that are normally
    bound to `eval-expression` or `pp-eval-expression` to
    `icicle-pp-eval-expression`.  If you do not want this remapping, then
    customize option `icicle-top-level-key-bindings`.
    

    That should at least give you a workaround.


UPDATE

Should be OK now. Please download the latest icicles-cmd1.el from Emacs Wiki (or wait up to a day for it to be mirrored on MELPA).

  • Thanks a lot! Unfortunately, something went wrong with the upgrade process, and I'm left without Icicles. Ouch. I guess I'll just install them from EW manually. – mbork Apr 18 '15 at 17:21
  • OK, so I downloaded Icicles manually from EW, and I can confirm that your change works as expected. Thanks a lot! – mbork Apr 18 '15 at 17:41

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