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Re: ;;; anything.el --- open anything

From: billclem
Subject: Re: ;;; anything.el --- open anything
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2007 17:10:55 -0000
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Hi Tamas,

On Aug 3, 6:21 am, "address@hidden"
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Here's a demontstration for the option (anything-filtered-candidate-
> transformers) added today.
> I didn't want to stuff into anything.el, so I post it here. Maybe it
> should go to anything-config.el.
> It's a candidate sorter which places those candidates first in the
> list of matches which you selected before. The more frequently you use
> an item the closer it is to top of the list, so you can select
> frequent selections more easily. In addition if the current pattern
> matches one of the previous ones used to select an item then those
> items are put at the very beginning of the list, so you can have a
> sort of automatic bookmarks if you use the same pattern to select the
> same item again and again.
> So it's an adaptive candidate sorter which learns which candidates you
> select frequently and makes  them more accessible for you.
> It's only a quick implementation. It surely could be improved. It's
> not extensively tested, but it seems to work well.

Conceptually, this sounds like a great idea (it's also something that
Quicksilver does), but it doesn't seem to work for me. I downloaded
the latest anything.el, created an empty
"~/.anything_adaptive_history" file and evaluated your code snippets.
I then call up anything and select a file. At this point, I would have
thought my selection would be recorded in the history file. However,
after my first selection, I don't get anything written into the
history file and I subsequently lose the files in "Current Directory"
and "File Name History" categories when I call up anything again. I
haven't spent any time looking at the code, but perhaps I missed out
some step?

- Bill

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