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Re: Emacs completion matches selection UI

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Emacs completion matches selection UI
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 02:10:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>> > Many people access `previous-history-element' in the minibuffer through
>> > the up arrow, so I hope it is not commandeered for this purpose.
>> The web browsers solve this problem by combining completions for
>> history and suggestions in the same list (separated by a horizontal line).
> The problem with that is that the resulting list is frustratingly
> long.

The browsers put the most frequently visited history items at the top.
As I see icomplete does the same when displaying completions in the
minibuffer.  So items could be sorted either by frequency or by recency
in the *Completions* buffer as well.

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