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Re: Extending the ecomplete.el data store.

From: Karl Fogel
Subject: Re: Extending the ecomplete.el data store.
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:19:44 -0600
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>>>This said, there can be various other info that could determine which
>>>alternative to use.  E.g. you might like to use nicknames when sending
>>>to a group of close friends, but more official names when sending to
>>>some of the same person but as part of a work email.  So maybe we should
>>>keep more info than you currently have (i.e. keep a list of other email
>>>addresses that appeared in the same message).
>> Yup.  That's one reason why I think it's worth moving to this more
>> extensible format.  Such things could be added later, and the format could
>> handle them.  (Maybe we should add a top level symbol in each record stating
>> what flavor of record it is -- e.g., for the current proposal, that symbol
>> would be 'email-addr' or something.)
>Hmm... the more I think about it, the more it seems that the data and
>the selection algorithm are fairly tightly bound, so having a generic
>format might not give very much benefit, because you'll need specialized
>code to make good sense of it anyway.

Well, this all started because Lars and I observed that ecomplete and mailaprop 
currently use very different selection algorithms yet the raw data they work 
with is very similar -- not exactly the same, but highly overlapping.

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