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Re[2]: Tooltipping enhancement request

From: Eric M. Ludlam
Subject: Re[2]: Tooltipping enhancement request
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 22:04:00 -0500

>>> "Jan D." <address@hidden> seems to think that:
>> About VisualBasic like completion selection, I think it is better
>> to extend the behavior of popup-menu. The popup menu of emacs 
>> configured
>> with --with-gtk can do
>> 1) select a menu item with cursor keys, and
>> 2) pass other keys to the behind buffer and close the popup menu 
>> itself.
>> The biggest problem is that there is no elisp function to pop down the
>> popup menu. (Correct me if I write wroing.) So you cannot use the popup
>> menu with timers.
>No, you are not wrong.  Can you elaborate more exactly what you want to
>do, and why a timer is needed?  There may be some other means to do what
>you want.
  [ ... ]

Here is an example of interaction.

1) User types in foo->b
2) User thinks, "Hmmm, what was that member again?"
3) Emacs becomes impatient, and pops up a list of options.

Here you can now branch.

b1.1) user sees the field wanted, and types some more, or presses TAB for
      completion.  Each key press updating the list.

b2.1) user sees the field wanted, and clicks on it to complete.

Other options might be that a user must press some key to start the
program, or perhaps "." or "->" automatically starts it, though it is
also useful for symbols in the root namespace, or even just ispell
type completion.


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