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Re: BIKESHED: completion faces

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: BIKESHED: completion faces
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2019 10:24:35 +0200
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On 06.11.2019 2:18, Stefan Monnier wrote:

whereas `rename-buffer` would be highlighted differently.
Indeed. That's the whole idea. "re" and "-b" in "rename-buffer" would indeed
be highlighted since the match is nontrivial.
You might consider it as a feature, of course.
Yes. That's the idea.

I'm wondering why you think it's a feature.  Could you explain?

It only adds extra info to completions that can really use it. Thus no extra highlighting for prefix-only completions.

The way I see it, it in 99% of the cases it would just work identically
on all displayed completions (sometimes using trivial for all and
sometimes using nontrivial for all), and in the remaining cases it would
use a mix and my natural reaction would likely be "M-x report-emacs-bug".

Sometimes seeing a mix might be surprising, I guess, but I'll have to try using it in practice to form some practical opinion on the subject.

I don't have a better suggestion, though. Different highlightings for different completions styles doesn't sound user-friendly to me, and will suffer from a similar problem anyway when completion-styles has more than 1 entry.

We can still fall back to subtle blue foreground for common-part. *shrug*

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