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Re: How should libraries integrate with IDO?

From: Philipp Stephani
Subject: Re: How should libraries integrate with IDO?
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:13:57 +0000

Stefan Monnier <> schrieb am Sa., 18. Feb. 2017 um
19:56 Uhr:

> > what should a library do that wants to use `completing-read', but
> > optionally support IDO?
> In my opinion, the best answer is:
> - help integrate IDO functionality into icomplete-mode (and into the
>   default completion system).

Wouldn't that be orthogonal? Ideally `completing-read' would provide the
superset of ido, iswitchb, icomplete, ivy, etc.

> but the more realistic one should be:
> > - just call `completing-read' and tell the user to set
> >   `completing-read-function' to `ido-completing-read'?
> Tho just setting it like that might not work 100%, so better use
> ido-ubiquitous, which should hopefully deal with the special cases (I
> have no idea whether it does, tho).
OK, thanks. So I guess the best approach is to ignore the existence of
ido-completing-read and direct users to ido-ubiquitous.

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