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Re: [ELPA] New package: vertico

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: vertico
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 10:18:59 +0300

> From: Daniel Mendler <mail@daniel-mendler.de>
> Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 01:23:04 +0200
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> > 2. One annoying effect with the above command and vertico is that the
> >     typical completion messages such as "Next char not unique" bump point
> >     to the right, i.e., with stock minibuffer completion you have
> > 
> >       my-input| [Next char not unique]
> > 
> >     whereas with vertico you have
> > 
> >       my-input [Next char not unique]|
> > 
> >     where | indicates point.  Why is that?
> Yes, I've also observed issues with minibuffer messages appearing at the 
> wrong place. Vertico uses overlays to display the candidate count and 
> the candidate list, similar to Icomplete. Icomplete however removes the 
> overlay in the pre-command-hook and puts the overlay back in the 
> post-command-hook. I am not doing that. I just move the overlay to the 
> end but it seems this solution is not good enough. Since I have not yet 
> understood fully what the problem is I haven't done anything yet to fix 
> the issue.

The solution is likely the 'cursor' property.

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