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Re: Time to consider/try Helm?

From: YUE Daian
Subject: Re: Time to consider/try Helm?
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 18:19:55 +0800

On 2018-10-30 04:21, Skip Montanaro <> wrote:
>> My journey was vanilla -> Ido -> Icicles -> Ivy.
> Completely naive question, but what do these packages provide? I've been
> using Emacs for 30+ years and I've never heard of any of them. I guess I
> need to get out more.
> Skip Montanaro

These packages are "completion frameworks".

For example with helm, when you hit `M-x` and type something, it pops up
a buffer and list all possible matched commands, from which you may
select or do more actions.

The same process applies to other operations, including but not limited
to `C-x C-f`, `C-h v` etc etc.

Some helm extensions provides more interfaces for interacting with `ag`,
`locate` etc etc.

In a word, they change the way Emacs provides completion selections.

IMHO they are great packages that highly improve efficiency when you
need to search/query/complete anything inside Emacs.


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