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Re: bug#4004: filename completion

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: bug#4004: filename completion
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 17:11:44 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Michael Albinus <address@hidden> writes:

> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>>> So you must put (partial-completion-mode 1) in your .emacs. But now,
>>> since `partial-completion' is set in `completion-styles' by default, you
>>> don't need to do this anymore, you'll see early Tramp loading already
>>> when starting emacs -Q.
>> Ah, I see, so it's not a good idea: we're back with the problem that in
>> a vanilla Emacs, "/s" is enough to cause tramp to be autoloaded.
> Yes. But it is a little bit different: since Emacs 22 we have said (and
> documented), that Tramp's host name completion is bound with partial
> completion. The difference is that partial completion is enabled now by
> default (with a different mean, completion-styles).
> So it is not *exactly* the same problem. But it looks like :-(
> From my point of view, we could let it as it is. People who dislike
> partial completion need to disable it now anyway.

Partial completion completes word constituents.  I find it acceptable if
method completion works only after :, so that we have

/s: TAB

offer completion for the method first, filenames afterwards.  The
details are left for the reader...

David Kastrup

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