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Re: Generalizing find-definition

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Generalizing find-definition
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:39:10 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> What is the advantage of having the backend define a function that
> returns a completion table as opposed to a function that prompts the
> user for a symbol? The saved code seems minimal, and it means the
> backend can not set the prompt, for example.

Another reason is the general rule that the backend should not do
UI tasks and prompting is definitely a UI operation.


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