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Re: Completing with anything

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Completing with anything
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 09:47:06 -0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> So, could you add 'failed, which means that no function was able to
> complete? That way I could do something like

> (setq completion-extra-properties '(:exit-function my-exit-function))

> (defun my-exit-function (string finished)
>   (when (eq finished 'failed)
>     (dabbrev-expand)))

> and always get a dabbrev-expand as fallback to completion-at-point?

Hmm... interesting way to attack that problem.  I don't think that will
work quite like this: if the completion provides its own :exit-function
(e.g. to add a terminator string), then yours won't be run.


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