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Re: IDO doesn't honor confirm-nonexistent-file-or-buffer

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: IDO doesn't honor confirm-nonexistent-file-or-buffer
Date: Sat, 09 May 2009 00:53:10 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:
> Hi Kim,
>>> Basically yes, but I like the standard visual feedback and usage much
>>> better, e.g. no y-or-n-p but a [confirm] after the minibuffer input
>>> and another RET finds the nonexistent file or buffer.  This is not
>>> disturbing at all, while the y-or-n-p is: No matter my decision, I
>>> always have to move fingers to either y or n.
>> I see - and agree.  Try the following patch instead:
> Yes, this is much better.  But there's one difference with the standard
> behavior.  Ido always wants a confirmation if the file or buffer doesn't
> exist.  The default setting of confirm-nonexistent-file-or-buffer is
> after-completion, and then you are asked only to confirm if the last
> command was a completion command.  The current ido behavior equivalent
> to setting this variable to t (which I do anyway).  But probably ido
> should be as compatible with the standard behavior as far as possible.

In a way ido is always trying to complete what you type, so in what 
ido command/key should after-completion apply to ?  E.g. TAB is rarely
used in ido (at least I don't use it much).

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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