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Re: icomplete-vertical-mode not taking effect

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: icomplete-vertical-mode not taking effect
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 10:44:16 +0000

Yuri Khan <> writes:

> On Sun, 20 Jun 2021 at 02:03, <> wrote:
>> There have been a number op people who agree that the mode enabling
>> feels very surprising.  The answer one gets is - "it is designed that way".
> You have been given a sound reason: ‘icomplete-vertical-mode’ can be
> used with either ‘icomplete-mode’ or ‘fido-mode’. If it automatically
> enabled ‘icomplete-mode’, it would no longer work with ‘fido-mode’.

I'm not that convinced by this, because icomplete-vertical-mode could
check if fido-mode is enabled, and if not enable icomplete-vertical

> The name is unfortunate because it is easy to get the idea that it is
> “like icomplete-mode but vertical”, but the principle is good: one
> choice between sets of functionality, and an orthogonal choice about
> presentation.

        Philip K.

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