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Re: completing-read doesn't require exact match when completion-ignore-c
Re: completing-read doesn't require exact match when completion-ignore-case is set
Tue, 07 Sep 2004 02:39:18 -0400
Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3.50 (darwin)
>> Yes, this is legitimate. When completion-ignore-case is t,
>> `fooa' and `fooA' do match.
> Right -- but surely
> M-: (read-buffer "Buffer: " nil t)
> shouldn't be able to return the name of a non-existing buffer? Is
> this then a deficiency in the implementation of read-buffer, and the
> way it uses completing-read?
I think the problem is that the name `completion-ignore-case' seems to imply
that it only affects completion whereas it also affects the accepted values
of `require-match' is set.
I think what should happen is that if `completion-ignore-case' is set and
`require-match' is also set, completing-read should automatically fix the
case before returning (which IIRC already happens if you hit TAB before