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Re: minibuffer: just expand up to point


From: Lute Kamstra
Subject: Re: minibuffer: just expand up to point
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 00:44:15 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:

> In the minibuffer (sounds like Austin Powers' "Mini me"), If my cursor
> is at the end of the "shi" in
> ~/mapping/grass/shi/Makefile
> and I hit TAB, it would be nice if the expansion to
> ~/mapping/grass/shicheng/Makefile
> would occur.  Indeed, even if Makefile didn't exist there, it should
> occur.  Therefore, upon TAB, just expand things before point. I guess.
> I wonder if doing that would detract from any present functionality?
> We could always put the cursor at the end of line, where it usually
> is, if we want the current behavior.
> Seems good for everything, not only filenames.
> Gee, only 30 seconds of thought and I came up with another big
> breakthrough.  You guys double check for me if this is all wise.
> "Don't CC me, it's all over my head."

The upcoming release of Emacs behaves like you suggest.

Lute.




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