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Re: Fast completion with visible cue?

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Fast completion with visible cue?
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 11:22:55 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> writes:
> Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:
>   > Using M-r and M-s for minibuffer history search is not too convenient:
>   > switching keys `M-r RET M-r RET M-r RET ...' is not as fast as using
>   > only one key to repeat the search for the same string.
> IMHO the way readline (and implicitly bash) implement incremental
> history search (bound to C-r/C-s) is great from a UI point of
> view. And that UI has been in use for a long time. 
> It would be great to have something similar in emacs. 
> [I am not quite sure how similar is your proposal to readline, if
> it is, it would be nice to have].

What I described is very similar to how shell history search works.
Actually, I use it all the time and like to implement a similar feature
in Emacs.  I am not yet quite sure about keybindings, but perhaps
both pairs C-r/C-s and C-M-r/ C-M-s are ok.

Juri Linkov

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