[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: icomplete-mode vs. iswitchb

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: icomplete-mode vs. iswitchb
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:31:25 +0200
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/24.1.1

On 13.12.2013 04:56, Stefan Monnier wrote:
icomplete is less obtrusive, but ido is definitely more efficient, with
its non-prefix and flex matching.

icomplete uses completion-styles, so it also has substring matching.
Currently, noone has ported ido's flex matching to completion-styles,
tho, indeed.

And, in order to not have to bother with C-j for items not present in
the existing set, with icomplete you always have type or press Tab to
get to the desired item, maybe several times, even if the item is the
first in the list.

icomplete-mode now has C-j to "select the first element", so you don't
need to press TAB or type anything to get to it.

Huh, I didn't know that. Thanks for the clarifications.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]