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bug#44550: 28.0.50; proposal for tabulated-list-mode to provide narrowin

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: bug#44550: 28.0.50; proposal for tabulated-list-mode to provide narrowing incremental search
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 05:04:30 -0800

Juri Linkov <juri@linkov.net> writes:

>>> Isn't this like how incremental filtering works in 'list-packages'?
>>>   / /             package-menu-clear-filter
>>>   / a             package-menu-filter-by-archive
>>>   / k             package-menu-filter-by-keyword
>>>   / m             package-menu-filter-marked
>>>   / n             package-menu-filter-by-name
>>>   / s             package-menu-filter-by-status
>>>   / u             package-menu-filter-upgradable
>>>   / v             package-menu-filter-by-version
>> I think so.  But of course the above commands unfortunately don't show
>> matches interactively.  It would be useful if they did.
> Incremental filtering while user is typing might cause too sluggish
> response, so I'm fine with the current non-incremental filtering.

That would entirely depend on how it's implemented, right?  AFAIR, Helm
has incremental filtering that is not sluggish.

> BTW, what I still miss in package filtering is a key to match
> package descriptions (in addition to package names).  For example,
> Ubuntu package manager allows filtering by these fields:
> "Name", "Description and Name".

Good idea, that would be useful (and straightforward to add).  Could you
please open a new bug report for that?

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