|Subject:||Re: [PATCH] icomplete-vertical|
|Date:||Tue, 06 Apr 2021 10:20:02 +0000|
Do you really think it is better to ask users to set five options in their init file (icomplete-separator, icomplete-hide-common-prefix, icomplete-prospects-height, icomplete-minibuffer-setup-hook and icomplete-completions-filter-hook) instead of providing them right away with what they want with (icomplete-vertical-mode 1)?No, I think it would be better to have one user option like icomplete-presentation set to 'vertical or something like that.
As I said, it's meant to be a derived minor mode, much like lisp-data-mode is derived from prog-mode. A similar example (in the same file) is fido-mode which is derived from icomplete-mode, and (in another file) whitespace-newline-mode which is derived from whitespace-mode.
Moreover, I think that in general local changes to code are better than global ones whenever that is feasible. Using a user option would do the same thing as the minor mode, except that the changes would be scattered through the existing code.
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