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Re: [Nano-devel] RFC: who would like to have word completion?

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] RFC: who would like to have word completion?
Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:57:06 +0100

On Mon, Dec 5, 2016, at 21:42, Brand Huntsman wrote:
> On Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:57:26 +0100
> Benno Schulenberg <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > It would be more useful if it could read in words from other files
> > > (all files in a project, but needs a way to define what files to
> > > include) and maybe the ability to specify one or more dictionary/
> > > programming_language files.  
> > 
> > Oof.  Complications.  Resource eaters.  No, not good for nano.
> Syntax highlighting is complicated and eats resources, and those who
> don't need/want it either turn it off in configs or don't compile
> the feature into nano. Word completion dictionaries and "project
> mode" would be opt-in like syntax highlighting. In its current state,
> the feature is only partially functional, and many more users would
> find it useful when it can acquire words from external sources.

Maybe.  I'm not going to make it, though.  When I get a patch,
I will consider.


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