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bug#8926: 24.0.50; pcomplete regression

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: bug#8926: 24.0.50; pcomplete regression
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:45:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> Yup.  Because among the various completion cases, the case for "files"
>>> used to return a list and now returns a function.  Both are valid
>>> completion tables.  Any caller of pcomplete-completions should expect to
>>> receive a completion table and not just a list of strings.  It may very
>>> well receive a list of strings (which is one kind of completion table),
>>> but it may just as well receive something else.
>> Yes i saw that, and it's what i didn't understand.
> BTW, the reason for the above change was not just to fix a bug when
> using pcomplete-completions-at-point but also so that partial-completion
> now works with pcomplete-entries (so you can "cd ~/e/e TAB" to go to
> ~/etc/emacs).
Yes, but the downside is now that it is hard to use by external
libraries outside the context of emacs shell/eshell.

A+ Thierry
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