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Re: some additional thoughts on NEARNESS SORT option

From: Gautam Thaker
Subject: Re: some additional thoughts on NEARNESS SORT option
Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2015 18:15:17 -0400
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Yes, I agree that we should first get the capabilities already incorporated as "-N" out the door, and get some user experience w/ it.   And yes, if ideas 1a) thru 1d) are eventually deemed useful, and not very difficult, we can visit them again.

Thanks for all the support of the "nearness" concept.


On 6/7/2015 10:18 PM, Shigio YAMAGUCHI wrote:
Hi Gautam,
> I had one more thought on this.
> 1) the highest priority is to find definitions in current directory
> or below this directory. But it seems we can do a little better. How about:
> a) highest prio is if the definition appears in the same file as where M-. is being done.
> b) 2nd highest would be other entries from other files at this directory level.
> c) 3rd highest would be any entries in subdirectory/subdirectories(?)
> d) start to move up on directory at a time as per rules prev. given for -N option.
> 2) And here is yet another "wild" idea. suppose you are looking for definition
> of method "foo()". THe "which-func-mode" can tell you that you are sitting
> in Class A::method bar(). In this case it seems that first choice would be
> if there is a Class A::method foo() since that is one most likely is being sought.
> However, this gets into having to deal w/ which-func-mode to learn more about
> where the point is.  I think 1a) above may get us this indirectly.

It's a interesting idea.
However, we need to release a simple nearness sort version at first. The current
nearness sort is complicated enough. I would like to advance slowly with users.
Happily, your new idea seems to be upper compatible with the current spec.
What do you think?

Shigio YAMAGUCHI <address@hidden>
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