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Re: handling many matches

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: handling many matches
Date: Sat, 02 May 2020 09:29:28 +0300

> From: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 2 May 2020 01:16:07 +0300
> Cc: Jonas Bernoulli <address@hidden>, Emacs developers <address@hidden>,
>  Philippe Vaucher <address@hidden>,
>  Adam Porter <address@hidden>, Kyle Meyer <address@hidden>,
>  Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
> 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.

IMNSHO, we should first develop the infrastructure for such "smart"
presentation of completion candidates and make it our default
completion strategy, and only after that consider changes, like the
proposed "namespacing" of APIs, that will allow users to use
completion as a substitute for Help commands.  It is IMO a bad idea to
flood the completion lists with many dozens of candidates and force
users to wade through them.  I certainly wouldn't call that "progress"
for Emacs.

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