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Re: Time to consider/try Helm?

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Time to consider/try Helm?
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 20:27:10 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.1.0; emacs 27.0.50

On 2018-10-31, at 12:23, YUE Daian <> wrote:

>> Ivy can do these things, too.
> Sure. And dramatically after I tried Ivy since yesterday, I have already
> uninstalled helm...

Wow, that escalated quickly.

> Thank you guys, for helping me find a new tool that suits my taste more.

As someone who used both Helm and Ivy, could you summarize the key
differences?  I don't think I'm going to switch to Helm;-), but I'm just

>>> I think the biggest change helm brings is that it uses buffer instead of
>>> mini-buffer to display its results.
>> How is that beneficial?  (I don't claim it isn't - I just don't know
>> what are the pluses.)
> Here "change" is a neutral word.
> Some people like it, some people don't.
> Some people say that using an individual buffer may display more
> information, such as file size, directory etc for buffer list.
> IMHO most information is not really needed (by me).
> So personally I could accept it, but I don't miss it after switching to
> Ivy.

I see.


Marcin Borkowski

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