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Re: Stepping Back: A Wealth Of Completion systems Re: [ELPA] New package

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: Stepping Back: A Wealth Of Completion systems Re: [ELPA] New package: vertico
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 00:31:16 +0200
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Daniel Mendler <mail@daniel-mendler.de> writes:

>> I use the default completion system, so for me it is not about filtering
>> a data set but expanding a string. Just to reiterate, this is exactly
>> the point I am bringing this up.
> Well, but what does this mean in the context of opening a file? I
> guess, you are not interested in the string (the file name) alone but
> in the end you want to select a file?

I'm not sure what you are asking here? I'm interested in the file, but I
designate it by it's name.

>> Well FWIW I'm not. I used Ivy for a long while, but ultimately gave it
>> up. There has been a lot of talk about {Selectrum,Embark,Orderless,...}
>> recently but I am not convinced that the approach these packages take
>> are on the right level. The only way to find out is to try something
>> else on the level I suspect there might be more potential for a better
>> solution.
> Why? I would love to hear a more detailed criticism since I am
> involved with those packages. You are again a bit vague.

My vagueness stems from my uncertainty. I just think that the general
idea (completion as selection) isn't what I am interested in, but I
don't want to make claims I am not sure of.

        Philip K.

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