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Re: Emacs completion matches selection UI

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: Emacs completion matches selection UI
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:30:17 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> SM> Indeed, I do hope to bring something like company-mode into Emacs, maybe
> SM> even making it into the default in-buffer completion UI.
> SM> But the UI based on *Completions* is likely to stick around for a long
> SM> time, so it's important to integrate the two at some level.
> I see company-mode and others as hacks to get around the lack of a true
> completion popup.  I really think `widget-choose' is the direction we
> should be going in graphical mode, and if *Completions* stays it should
> be only in text-mode.

You seem to be conflating company-mode with its overlay-based popup
feature, which is a small part of it.

Why don't you start with implementing a programmable graphical popup
that can display a list of options near any position in Emacs's window,
that completion engines can integrate with without losing the advantages
of the current behavior?

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