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Re: add `read-buffer-completion-ignore-case' ?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: add `read-buffer-completion-ignore-case' ?
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 11:09:44 +0200
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>
>> Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 11:59:21 +0900
>> Cc: address@hidden, John Paul Wallington <address@hidden>
>> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>> > I don't think we need yet-another configuration variable for that.
>> > We should just reuse read-file-name-completion-ignore-case.
>> Regardless of what some newbies think, buffer names and filenames are
>> not the same.  It is quite reasonable for someone to want to have one be
>> case-insensitive but not the other.
> I don't necessarily disagree, but we do know which buffers are
> associated with a file and which aren't.  So we could DWIM in each
> case as appropriate.  If we want that, of course.

I don't think we do.  For non-file buffers, I don't really see that
having different completion realms for "*Messages*" and "*mail*" is
really an essential part of people's workflow.  So it is not that
important to differentiate here as well.

What about buffers associated with a file, but with a file name not
matching the buffer name?

There is so much potential for messiness that I would not want to go

David Kastrup

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