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Re: dabbrev-expand for the minibuffer

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: dabbrev-expand for the minibuffer
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 09:35:03 +0900

Jason Rumney <address@hidden> writes:
> They are quite different. dabbrev completes based on existing text in
> the buffer (or multiple buffers with a prefix arg). hippie-expand
> completes using multiple methods, which may or may not include dabbrev.

So is hippie-expand pretty much a superset of dabbrev?   If so, wouldn't
it make sense to only have hippie-expand, perhaps renamed, with a
default configuration that only includes dabbrev functionality?

That would avoid the current argument over whether dabbrev should be
expanded, or a current dabbrev binding switched to hippie-expand
(implementing features by changing local bindings is generally a bad
method because it's rather brittle).


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