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Re: A package in a league of its own: Helm

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: A package in a league of its own: Helm
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:36:32 +0200
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address@hidden writes:

> I wrote a guide for Helm here:
> Hope it help with your Helm usage if you are new to Helm.

Helm looks impressive.

I have a mature completion environment around ido+flx. One of the killer
features is to quickly navigate huge lists of completion candidates. For
instance, while on a git repo a command allows me to locate a versioned
file, typically taking about 2 seconds for a tree containing tens of
thousands of files. The command is very simple to implement (9 lines).

How difficult is to add a new completion command to helm? Such as
providing it with a list of strings and complete on it?

Can helm use other completion matching methods, such as flx? I regard
flx as more convenient than helm's default matching system.

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