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Re: dropdown-list.el

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: dropdown-list.el
Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 13:48:28 +0200

On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 8:13 AM, SAKURAI Masashi <address@hidden> wrote:
> * popup-menu* (popup.el)
> The menu is also drawn by overlay texts, so one can use it in the terminal.
> The code is not short (about 1000 lines), but it has many functions
> and customization points for the general purposes.
> It has following functions:
> - one can scroll the menu in the case of many items
> - incremental search and narrowing
> - one can construct a cascading menu
> - a menu item can display the summary and documentation
>  like completion menus in the Eclipse and Visual Studio.
> The library popup.el is used by auto-complete 
> (http://cx4a.org/software/auto-complete/).

Since it uses overlays it can not extend outside of Emacs windows.
This is often quite awful.

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