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Re: Time to consider/try Helm?

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Time to consider/try Helm?
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 15:47:54 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Eric S Fraga <> writes:

> On Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018 at 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.
> if it's any consolation, I've also been using Emacs for 30+ years and
> I've only managed to get to ido so far... ;-)

I tried Ivy and didn't convince me. Possibly because my Ido setup is
quite evolved (flx matching is great).

Ivy showing the list of candidates as one column didn't help. While
using it, I was asking myself "where is the improvement?" and found no
obvious answer.

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