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Re: icomplete-mode vs. iswitchb

From: Josh
Subject: Re: icomplete-mode vs. iswitchb
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:09:08 -0800

On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 8:04 PM, Stefan Monnier
<address@hidden> wrote:
>> favor is Stefan's presumption that the package preferred by the
>> majority of users could not be configured to behave like the package
>> preferred by a far smaller minority.
> WTF are you talking about?  IDO is just as available as ever.

Are you being deliberately obtuse or do you read as selectively as you
quote?  You have said that icomplete is to replace iswitchb.  I have
argued that ido would be a more suitable replacement because all of
the available evidence strongly suggests that users prefer ido over
icomplete by a wide margin, not to mention the fact that a substantial
amount of library and user code is built on top of ido.  There is an
ongoing discussion about features that ought to be enabled by default
to improve the experience of new users and this discussion has largely
been based on features' current popularity, about which we now have
good insight thanks to the efforts of those who have extracted that
information from bug reports and who have organized and participated
in the wiki poll.  In this context it seems obvious that such a popular
library as ido should be enabled by default, but instead you have
chosen the polar opposite for ido, to "slowly obsolete" it for reasons
unknown.  Can you seriously not see how this appears irrational?

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