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Re: info-find-source


From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: info-find-source
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:03:15 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.19; emacs 27.0.50

On 2018-01-13, at 17:31, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:

>> I would really like it if someone set up a contest of "how fast can
>> someone use Info to search for things and come back to other things and
>> not get distracted by links and/or writing one's own functions to do
>> what you can do with stock Emacs better", and made Emanuel and me the
>> contestants.
>
> What I find most useful for finding stuff: `i', combined
> with better pattern-matching for the index-entry
> completion candidates.
>
> I use Icicles.  That means that index entries, which
> are what `i' completes your minibuffer contents to,
> can be matched with regexps, including just substrings.

I stopped using Icicles, since I did not use it often enough to memorize
all the cool stuff in there; also, it was not as fast as I wanted.
I switched to Ivy, which is definitely less powerful, but good enough
for me, and much faster than Icicles.

In Ivy, if you search for "abc xyz", it basically transforms it to
"abc.*xyz" under the hood.  Very useful, and covers 99% of my use cases.

Still, I do appreciate Icicles - I just don't really need its power (or
at least I haven't yet discovered that I do;-)).

Best,

--
Marcin Borkowski



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