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Re: feature/icomplete-vertical

From: Gregory Heytings
Subject: Re: feature/icomplete-vertical
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 14:07:45 +0000
User-agent: Alpine 2.22 (NEB 394 2020-01-19)

Initially I separated icomplete--prospects only, but then all the height calculation complexity came and that's why I ended with the complex approach. I didn't know that the prompt issue disappeared with

(setq resize-mini-windows nil)

What I wonder about this is the potential conflicts when another package or function relies on resize-mini-windows. And that the ... is not shown to indicate that there are more candidates.

resize-mini-windows is a user option, so resetting it globally is almost certainly a non-starter.

The three lines I sent:

(setq icomplete-separator "\n")
(setq icomplete-prospects-height 10)
(add-hook 'icomplete-minibuffer-setup-hook (function (lambda () (setq 
resize-mini-windows nil) (enlarge-window icomplete-prospects-height))))

had no other purpose except demonstrating that (setq resize-mini-windows nil) solves the problem of disappearing prompts. Of course I do not consider that these lines should be blindly used, in fact I wrote "It needs some tweaking, but it works." Indeed one should do something with user preferences, and use a setq-local. The point is that doing this is much simpler than trying to calculate the height of the completion candidate list, which amount (as Stefan wrote) to redoing what redisplay does.

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