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Re: handling many matches [was: [ELPA] New package: transient]

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: handling many matches [was: [ELPA] New package: transient]
Date: Sat, 2 May 2020 01:16:07 +0300
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On 01.05.2020 20:20, Drew Adams wrote:
1. Progressive matching, i.e., narrowing the set
    of candidates by matching another pattern.
    (Rinse and repeat.)

2. Pruning, by excluding matches.

3. On-demand help on individual candidates.

This is all high-maintenance. It requires the user to master the matching interface first, with extra keys and new behaviors.

Whereas "other editors" have already solved this better (perhaps not ideally, but better) by doing fuzzy matching with smart enough sorting. We should start by matching that functionality, and only then add extra capabilities, maybe.

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