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bug#17603: completion of previous input

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#17603: completion of previous input
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 17:06:17 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:

> What you describe (including letting you mark the region around the
> previous match) sounds sufficiently complex (UI-wise) that using
>   C-SPC C-r *\int ..copy text.. C-u C-SPC C-y
> wouldn't be noticeably more complex.
> So I think it only makes sense to provide such a feature if the choice
> of the amount to copy can be made somewhat automatic.
> Maybe hippie-expand's try-expand-line would work for you?

Emacs (now) has a number of different completion libraries and
frameworks, so I don't think there's anything specific to be done in
this bug report, and I'm closing it.

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