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Re: Towards a cleaner build: pcomplete

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Towards a cleaner build: pcomplete
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:23:58 -0400
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>>> In pcomplete/tar:
>>> pcmpl-gnu.el:162:47:Warning: `pcomplete-suffix-list' is an obsolete variable
>>>     (as of 24.1).
> Actually, looking at the code further, I don't quite understand this one
> at all...  These functions are the ones that are called when you hit TAB
> in M-x shell buffers (and the like)?  So "tar --v<TAB>" will complete
> over the completions like "--verbose"?


> And, as we can see, that function is not called from pcomplete/tar, so
> the binding of pcomplete-insert-entry in pcomplete/tar doesn't seem like
> it could possibly affect anything?

I think you're right: this binding is likely the result of
a misunderstanding (contrary to the setting of pcomplete-suffix-list in


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