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predictive.el -- New Release

From: Toby Cubitt
Subject: predictive.el -- New Release
Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 17:41:49 +0200
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The languages we use to communicate contain a large amount of
redundancy. Given the first few letters of a word, for instance, it's
not too difficult to predict what should come next. Try it! You can
probably easily guess how to fill in the missing letters in the
following sentence:

     Giv th fir fe lett o a wor i no diffi t predi wh shou com nex.

This is even more true of languages used to communicate with
computers, which typically have very restricted vocabularies and
rigidly defined grammars.

Predictive completion exploits this redundancy by attempting to
complete what you are trying to type before you've finished typing
it. It predicts what you're trying to type from context, and from the
frequency with which you've used words in the past. (Something like
the IntelliSense feature in some IDEs, but on steroids.)

The predictive mode package adds a predictive completion minor mode to
Emacs. The sources are too big to post here, but are available from:

The package's web page can be found at:

Summary of changes:

* All completion-related code has been moved to the new completion-ui package

* Bug fixes

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Quantum Information Theory group
Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics
Garching, Germany

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