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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Support for two commands in graphicx.el

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Support for two commands in graphicx.el
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:38:04 +0100
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Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>>> On 2013-10-31 17:00, address@hidden wrote:
>>>> I've seen \DeclareGraphicsExtensions in the real world, but I wonder if
>>>> \DeclareGraphicsRule is such an important macro that it should be
>>>> included in the completion.  I mean, whoever knows that the last
>>>> argument (the shell command) must be preceeded by a single backward
>>>> quote character doesn't need help, anyway.
>>> OK. Argument accepted.
>> Huh.  I wuld have thought that help is needed with the less frequent
>> commands rather than the more frequent one.
> Well, my argument is that if we add completion for macros that are
> seldomly used, then completion doesn't serve discoverability anymore.

That should not be a criterion for being less helpful.  It might be an
argument to divide stuff into two classes, like file completion does:
you can still complete on ignored files if your prefix rules out any
non-ignored file.

> Just one more macro, no.  But if we add the missing, less frequently
> used macros, so that every style is complete, then my discoverability
> argument makes sense, no?

See above.

David Kastrup

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