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Re: Emacs completion matches selection UI

From: Sebastian Wiesner
Subject: Re: Emacs completion matches selection UI
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:33:59 +0100

2013/11/18 Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>:
> In "(emacs.info) Completion Commands" there is help for using the
> rudimentary buffer to select completion matches.  I was struck by how
> hard to use this was, compared to more recent packages like these:
> http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/AutoComplete
> http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/CompanyMode
> Is there any chance the default Emacs appearance for selecting
> completion matches can be improved (not necessarily by default) for
> 24.4?  I would help with this but don't know what's "state of the art"
> and if there's already work in this direction.

You may want to look at the ido-at-point package at
https://github.com/katspaugh/ido-at-point, which uses IDO to prompt
for completion candidates in the minibuffer.

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