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Re: A package in a league of its own: Helm


From: solidius4747
Subject: Re: A package in a league of its own: Helm
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:06:18 -0700 (PDT)
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Vào 20:36:32 UTC+7 Thứ sáu, ngày 29 tháng tám năm 2014, Óscar Fuentes đã viết:
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> > I wrote a guide for Helm here: http://tuhdo.github.io/helm-intro.html
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> > Hope it help with your Helm usage if you are new to Helm.
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> Helm looks impressive.
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> How difficult is to add a new completion command to helm? Such as
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> providing it with a list of strings and complete on it?
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> Can helm use other completion matching methods, such as flx? I regard
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> flx as more convenient than helm's default matching system.

It should be easy. I've never tried to provide custom source but if you use 
existing Helm sources, it's very easy to craft your own. For me, I prefer 
Helm's way. That is, I can directly enter a filename, and narrow down it later 
if more than one candidates are displayed. Compared with ido + flx, I have to 
precisely remember the structure of something and enter it follow the correct 
order. For example, I can enter test.c and hundreds of them might exist. I can 
narrow down further by specifying the path incrementally later. With Ido, I 
always have to remember the path for fuzzy completion. Helm gives me greater 
flexibility; with flexibility, it gives greater explorability in a huge source. 
You should read the section "Why Helm is powerful" above.


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