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RE: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs
Date: Mon, 4 May 2020 10:36:52 -0700 (PDT)

> >  > > So, if I would rename concat, it would be concat-to-string.
> >
> >   > But then people who need to concatenate strings will not find it,
> >   > because they will type string- TAB.
> >
> > My solution, extending apropos and its variants so it "finds"
> > 'string-' in the name 'concat', would deal with that.
> The main motivation for "renaming" was to have completion find those
> names.  People who advance that proposal don't want to use apropos
> instead of completion.  So we will need to extend the completion to do
> the same trick you had in mind for apropos.

Don't forget that completion can now use substring
and other kinds of matching.

So depending on what you mean, perhaps there's no
need to extend completion - there's just a need to
let users get the kind of completion they want in
any context.

The question, for any given _use_ of completion,
is what kind of completion someone wants.  For
code-completion maybe prefix completion is great.
For `C-h f' maybe substring completion is better.

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