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Re: Feature Request: display ambiguous completions immediately

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Feature Request: display ambiguous completions immediately
Date: 03 May 2001 09:32:03 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.0.103

>>>>> "TT" == TT  <procmail@freemail.hu> writes:
> I think an option like show-all-if-ambiguous in bash or
> autolist in tcsh would be useful for minibuffer file name completion.

I tend to prefer the opposite behavior (I've hacked my Emacs to only
list completions if I type TAB a second time), but I agree that it should
be possible to customize Emacs to behave either way.

> Currently, if I have two files called `emacs' and `emacs21'
> in a directory and I want to complete on `em' then I have to
> press <TAB> 3 times to get the completion list. If I use

Huh?  If I try it in my `emacs -q', only two TABs are necessary.
Could you describe what happens at each of the three TAB steps in
your case ?

> I this is not the proper forum for feature requests please
> tell me where I should send it.

It is the proper forum.

> is already on the emacs TODO list or not. In fact I don't
> know if there is a publicly accessible TODO list for emacs at all.

The file etc/TODO (might be under something like
/usr/share/emacs/20.7/etc/TODO) is the official TODO list.  But most
Emacs hackers have their own TODO list (which probably grows without
My own TODO list includes a serious revamp of completion, but I doubt
I'll get a chance to hack on it.


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