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Re: [wip-cite-new] Quick note about citation insertion

From: Bruce D'Arcus
Subject: Re: [wip-cite-new] Quick note about citation insertion
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2021 09:04:19 -0400

On Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 8:48 AM Eric S Fraga <e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk> wrote:
> ... I have lost track of what is going on in the emacs-sphere
> when it comes to completion frameworks.  I use ivy/counsel.  Is there
> somewhere a good summary of the state of play?  Would I wish to move to
> another framework?

You're not the only one. There's been a ton of activity on this new
generation of completing-read-based completion packages the past

And what's a bit difficult to grok initially is these are decoupled
packages that work together, which gives users more choice, but can
also be confusing.

Probably the best summary is on the Selectrum repo README. But there's
a lot there, so it might be a bit much.

I have also tried to summarize it on my README in a more focused way.

Note that that selectrum repo has some test scripts where you can kick
the tires with different options, using emacs -Q.


I use an adapted version of those in my repo, so in that case you can
just do ./run.sh.

If you want to dive in, my suggestion is install and configure the
following, and experiment.

1. vertico and selectrum (completion UI; I prefer vertico these days,
but they're really similar, and they don't conflict if you have both
2. orderless (completion-style)
3. consult (counsel-like commands, and now enhanced multi-selection)
4. embark (contextual actions)

That should give you similar experience to what you have now, in a
more modular approach.


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