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bug#14172: [gmane.emacs.devel] Re: read-from-minibuffer vs completing-re
bug#14172: [gmane.emacs.devel] Re: read-from-minibuffer vs completing-read -- Cueing Users:
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:08:57 +0530
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)
Copy of http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.devel/157498
Jambunathan K <address@hidden> writes:
> "T. V. Raman" <address@hidden> writes:
>> As a long-time emacs user, I always see if there are completions
>> available in the minibuffer -- so the worst that happens is that
>> I get disappointed if I am answering a read-from-minibuffer
>> prompt -- thinking of this, I realized that there is a good
>> chance that new-comers to Emacs do a lot worse in the other
>> direction, i.e. never realize that completions are available.
>> Should we be cueing this somehow in the prompt -- (are we
>> already cueing the user visually?)
>> vs a completing-read prompt
> I have been using icomplete-mode for a while. Bzr trunk has an enhanced
> My only complain is that the icomplete-mode starts showing completions
> only after you enter the first character. If the first character is
> wrong, then you get a more useless "No match" or some such thing.
> There is a buglet in the queue, only that it is not filed.
I am essentially saying this:
Enhance icomplete-mode so that it shows completion even without any user
input. The visual cue is right there hiding behind the curtains.
Try installing this quick change, do M-x and wait for the visual cue to
reveal itself to you.
=== modified file 'lisp/icomplete.el'
--- lisp/icomplete.el 2013-02-15 19:19:29 +0000
+++ lisp/icomplete.el 2013-03-03 20:18:15 +0000
@@ -267,11 +267,11 @@ and `minibuffer-setup-hook'."
; Insert the match-status information:
- (if (and (> (point-max) (minibuffer-prompt-end))
- buffer-undo-list ; Wait for some user input.
+ (if (and ;; (> (point-max) (minibuffer-prompt-end))
+ ;; buffer-undo-list ; Wait for some user input.
;; Don't bother with delay after certain number of chars:
- (> (- (point) (field-beginning)) icomplete-max-delay-chars)
+ ;; (> (- (point) (field-beginning)) icomplete-max-delay-chars)
;; Don't delay if the completions are known.
;; Don't delay if alternatives number is small enough:
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