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Re: Interactive guide for new users

From: E
Subject: Re: Interactive guide for new users
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 23:40:16 +0000

On 9/15/20 3:40 AM, Ergus wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 11:42:21PM +0000, E wrote:
>> On 9/14/20 7:20 AM, Thibaut Verron wrote:
>>> Le�lun. 14 sept. 2020 �00:11, Gregory Heytings via Emacs development
>>> discussions. <emacs-devel@gnu.org <mailto:emacs-devel@gnu.org>> a 
>>> �crit�:
>>>      Apart from the vertical presentation (which icomplete will apparently 
>>> soon
>>>      have), does ivy have a feature that icomplete does not have?� I 
>>> can't find
>>>      one myself, but perhaps I'm missing something.
>>> Does icomplete support different actions on the completion?
>>> For example, if I want to insert a file name with completion, I can do C-x 
>>> C-f
>>> (counsel-find-file), use ivy-completion to get the name, then M-o pops a 
>>> list
>>> of actions and tells me to press i to insert the file I selected. For such 
>>> an
>>> action which I do quite rarely, I find it easier than remember how to invoke
>>> insert-file-name (including the name of the actual function).
>> One option is Embark <https://github.com/oantolin/embark>, by the author of
>> Icomplete Vertical. It can be used to add alternative actions to completion
>> frameworks like Icomplete and Selectrum.
> This looks nice but only this is longer than all icomplete itself.

I feel like it's not fair to judge Embark by length, since it isn't building 
upon many existing features, and comes with several commands already defined. I 
don't think that the author would intentionally make the package more 
complicated than it has to be.

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