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bug#6830: widget-complete bad completions in :type 'file


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: bug#6830: widget-complete bad completions in :type 'file
Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2010 00:16:55 +0200

On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 7:48 PM, Chong Yidong <address@hidden> wrote:
> Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> I get bad completion alternatives in Custom for a field of type
>> "file". It looks like it takes the files in the current directory and
>> disregards the contents of the field.
>>
>> To see it start from "emacs -Q" and evaluate
>>
>> (defcustom pause-later-file "~/.emacs-pause-later"
>>   "File for storing pauses to do later."
>>   :type 'file
>>   :group 'pause-yoga)
>>
>> Then do "M-x customize-option" to customize it. Go to the file field,
>> enter some text and do "M-x widget-complete" (the only way to complete
>> it in an unpatched Emacs on w32).
>
> I can't reproduce any problem.  Your description is too vague; you do
> not explain what "some text" is, or what happens, or why you think it is
> a bug.
>
> Please, provide a proper bug report (this is not the first time you've
> been asked this).


Yes, I can see now it is a bit frustrating if you do not see the bug
and think my description is not precise enough. Sorry.

I just enter any text in the file field, for example "aaa" and then
with point still in this field I do "M-x widget-complete". This gives
me all of the files in default-directory in the *Completions* buffer.

Don't you see the same? What Emacs are you testing with?





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