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Re: Emacs completion matches selection UI

From: John Yates
Subject: Re: Emacs completion matches selection UI
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2013 11:43:36 -0500

On Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 9:02 AM, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:
Ah, right, the conflict is in the meaning of the TAB key.
There are two issues there:
1- the fact that there's no standard way to *extend* the meaning of
   TAB, so autocomplete and yasnippet may both *redefine* the key instead.
2- even if the two manage to redefine TAB "at the same time", the
   resulting behavior may prove too DWIMish.

This seems to be an instance of a general pattern, namely a succession of completion mechanisms desiring to be attempted based on a particular triggering event.
 Does it not then follow that part of creating a more uniform completion experience ought to include direct Emacs support for that pattern?  The alternative is today's hodgepodge of per-package idiosyncratic redefinition mechanisms.


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