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Re: basic using icicels


From: tomer
Subject: Re: basic using icicels
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 23:51:24 -0700 (PDT)
User-agent: G2/1.0

On Sep 2, 7:46 pm, "Drew Adams" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > > Is it possible to complete zero length string with icicles
> > > > in other words , is it possible to have in the completion
> > > > buffer ALL the words avaialbe in ALL buffers and from there
> > > > starting filtering ?
>
> > > Not sure what you mean, exactly.
> > > But yes, if you type nothing in the minibuffer when it asks
> > > for completion input, and you then hit TAB or S-TAB, you
> > > should get all available completion candidates. This is a
> > > common action - it's how you see all possible candidates.
> > > If you type something, then what you type filters the
> > > possible candidates; otherwise, you see them all.
>
> > > However, I don't know what you mean by the last part: "ALL
> > > the words available in ALL buffers".  Minibuffer completion
> > > is available for lots of different kinds of object (buffer
> > > name, file name, function name, search hit,...). What is the
> > > context here? What command are you using?
>
> > > It sounds like you want to complete a word (in a buffer
> > > other than the minibuffer), using the words that are present
> > > in all buffers as candidates. Is that correct? Are you
> > > referring to `C-M-/', which (in Icicle mode) is
> > > `icicle-dabbrev-completion'? If so, use `C-h k C-M-/' to see
> > > the description of this command. In that description, you see
> > > that `C-u C-u C-M-/' uses all words
> > > from all buffers as candidates. (`C-h k' is your friend.)
>
> > Thanks for the detailed answer.
> > first off all, thanks for this amazing extention.
> > it is dream come true .
>
> > you are correct for my intention but i didnt understand the solution.
>
> > i want to use dabbrev of icicle and also to see ALL words in ALL
> > buffers in the completion list.
> > the use for this is obvious , suppose i do remeber only the middle of
> > word that exist in other buffer.
>
> > in my current situation i dont know how to "tell" icicle to show all
> > words in all buffers without a prefix.
>
> > if i use icicle-dabbrev-completion with no prefix i get the message "
> > no dynamic exit"
> > the same message occur with c-u c-u icicle-dabbrev-completion.
>
> I understand now. The Icicles version of `C-M-/', like the vanilla Emacs
> version, required you to have a non-empty prefix as a starting point, even
> though you could then use apropos (e.g. substring) completion to choose among
> the candidate completions.
>
> I've changed this to accommodate your expectation, which was reasonable. You 
> can
> now complete immediately even from an empty string (e.g. at the beginning of a
> buffer). Try the latest version. HTH.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

where can i find the latest version . (could you give a link)?


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