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Re: completion-all-completions-with-base-size

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: completion-all-completions-with-base-size
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 09:14:18 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 21:59:37 -0400
> >> Again, it's only in the case where the completion table is a function,
> >> and only if that function depends on
> >> completion-all-completions-with-base-size.
> > If these are the only situations, then I don't think
> > completion-all-completions-with-base-size warrants to be documented in
> > the ELisp manual.  Whoever uses functions from minibuffer.el for
> > completion tables ought to know about this variable and its role.
> As mentioned, I hope it'll actually disappear.  But in the mean time,
> the effect of completion-all-completions-with-base-size can sometimes be
> exposed to code which knows nothing about the new minibuffer.el code.

The ELisp manual does not need to mention every subtlety of every
obscure variable.

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