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Re: autocomplete idiosyncracies


From: xzqx
Subject: Re: autocomplete idiosyncracies
Date: 8 Jun 2007 02:19:50 -0700
User-agent: G2/1.0

On Jun 6, 4:09 pm, address@hidden wrote:
> On 16:49 Wed 06 Jun     , xzqx wrote:
>
>
>
> > Has anyone noticed that emacs sometimes behaves differently regarding
> > autocomplete? For instance, suppose I have a directory containing the
> > following files:
>
> > blah
> > blahblah
> > blah-blah
> > blah-1
>
> > If I C-x C-f and navigate to this directory, then hit space ONCE, I
> > see:
>
> > Find file: ~/etest/blah
>
> > If I hit space again, I see:
>
> > Find file: ~/etest/blah-
>
> > If I hit space again, I see that, plus the completions list: blah-1
> > and blah-blah. If I'm not thinking, sometimes I forget that files
> > called 'blah' and 'blahblah' even could exist.
>
> What version of emacs are you using (M-x emacs-version)?
> On GNU Emacs 21.4.2 (powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll
> bars) of 2007-05-16, I cannot reproduce the problem.
> However, on all recent Windows emacs versions, I have a similar
> problem of garbled completions, especially using completion multiple
> times on paths with spaces.

Good question. I am using 21.3.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit).
Perhaps it is just a bug...



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