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icomplete-vertical in child frame (was: "Why is emacs so square?")

From: Protesilaos Stavrou
Subject: icomplete-vertical in child frame (was: "Why is emacs so square?")
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 22:10:27 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden> [2020-04-27, 02:15 +0300]:

>>> https://github.com/oantolin/icomplete-vertical
>>> Icomplete-vertical should be adopted into the core as an option and this
>>> is how completion should be set up for newbies.
>> Thanks for sharing! I tried to use icomplete with ā€œ\nā€ separator, but
>> encountered the problem that this package aims to solve. This should
>> definitely be included as bugfix.
> And it's definitely a very good step.
> It would be even better if it could work with any of the packages that
> move minibuffer into a childframe. Unfortunately, the combination seems 
> broken one way or another, probably because icomplete-vertical has to
> rely on a hack to get the right behavior.
> E.g. with https://github.com/honmaple/emacs-maple-minibuffer I get:
> Debugger entered--Lisp error: (error "Cannot resize a minibuffer-only
> frame")
>   resize-mini-window-internal(#<window 6 on  *Minibuf-1*>)
>   window--resize-mini-window(#<window 6 on  *Minibuf-1*> 36)
>   enlarge-window(1)
>   icomplete-vertical-minibuffer-setup()
>   run-hooks(icomplete-minibuffer-setup-hook)
>   icomplete-minibuffer-setup()

The child frame combination looks promising!  Have you considered
reporting your issue to the icomplete-vertical developer?

I volunteer to do some testing, if necessary.

Protesilaos Stavrou

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