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Re: filename completion

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: filename completion
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 23:34:37 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> There was a discussion about some years ago, when I did add Tramp's
>> autoloads. People were annoyed, that even after typing something like
>> "/a" in the minibuffer, Tramp was already loaded, which raised some
>> delays. So it was suggested to make Tramp's autoloading optional. It was
>> even requested that this "optionality" should not be something, which
>> the user has to disnable herself; users should not be bashed by a new
>> feature they are not interested in.
> That's beginning to make more sense.  But I just tried the following:
>    emacs -Q
>    C-x C-f /a TAB :
> and then
>    emacs -Q
>    M-: (setq partial-completion-mode t)
>    C-x C-f /a TAB :
> and I don't see any difference (Tramp gets loaded when I hit : and no
> earlier).  Could you show me another example where I can see
> the difference, so I can better understand the tradeoffs?

You are right, partial-completion-mode is out of the game. No idea why.
You can see the effect with

   emacs -Q
   M-x ido-mode
   C-x C-f /s

Tramp is loaded after typing s, and you see all possible methods for

>         Stefan

Best regards, Michael.

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