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Re: Any objection to adding completing-read-function?

From: Leo
Subject: Re: Any objection to adding completing-read-function?
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2010 19:07:22 +0000
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On 2010-12-28 16:17 +0000, Drew Adams wrote:
> Thank you, Leo.  I strongly support such a change (I've requested it in the
> past).


> It lets you do for `completing-read' what you have been able to do for
> `read-file-name' since it was moved to Lisp: write your own completion 
> function
> yet have ordinary, existing calls to `completing-read' pick that up.
> No need to redefine or advise anything.  No need to limit your changes to what
> is allowed/foreseen by the implementation of `completing-read'.
> And of course you can scope such a behavior change within a minor mode or 
> using
> `let' instead of `setq'.
> Very simple, clean.  Thanks.

I agree with these merits, precisely the reason that prompted me to do


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