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Re: [elpa] externals/ebdb 9e7a96f: Add experimental ebdb-completion-at-p

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: [elpa] externals/ebdb 9e7a96f: Add experimental ebdb-completion-at-point-function
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:10:55 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Thomas Fitzsimmons <address@hidden> writes:

> Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> writes:
>> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> +;; Experimental completion-at-point function.  I'm not sure this is a
>>>> +;; good idea yet -- with a large enough EBDB database, nearly any
>>>> +;; string is completable, meaning the other completion-at-point
>>>> +;; functions will rarely get a chance.
> See also: eudc-expand-inline, which works at point as long as the
> to-be-completed string is the only thing between beginning-of-line and
> point.  This is what I use for inline BBDB and LDAP completion anywhere
> in Emacs, not just in message-mode headers.  It's useful, for example,
> when adding someone's email address to an Org-mode entry (type a few
> letters of their first name, then M-x eudc-expand-inline).
> Maybe we could add an EBDB backend for EUDC.

To be honest, I never looked at what EUDC actually is. I'd be happy to
add an EBDB backend, I'll put that on the list.


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