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Re: Order of eshell/pcomplete completions when cycling


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Order of eshell/pcomplete completions when cycling
Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2015 19:10:51 +0300

> From: Tassilo Horn <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:20:48 +0200
> 
> assuming I have the directories test, test1, test2, and test11, when I
> do `cd tes<TAB>' in eshell, it'll cycle the possible completions in the
> order test2/, test1/, test/, test11/.
> 
> In a typical shell like ZSH or BASH, the order would be test/, test1/,
> test11/, test2/, i.e., the completions come in lexicographic order.
> 
> Now I've found `pcomplete-compare-entry-function' which is
> `string-lessp' by default and suggests alphabetic sorting.  That
> variable is set buffer-locally to `file-newer-than-file-p' in eshell
> buffers, so it seems there sorting according to creation (or
> modification?) time is intended which is a very weird default value,
> IMHO.

I think you want string-collate-lessp, not string-lessp.  AFAIK,
that's what the shells use.



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