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Re: completing-read depricated initial-input

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: completing-read depricated initial-input
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 23:34:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Tassilo Horn wrote:

>> It is useful there but only in terms on relying on
>> completion over a huge set of pretty much similar symbol
>> names which is a situation that shouldn't be encouraged to
>> begin with, and neither should completion BTW.
> Huh? Completion is a must especially when there are many and
> similar completions. Would you consider M-x/C-h {f,v,etc}
> without completion being a good user interface?

It's a good interface when the thing to be examined is
at point.

> Sure. But the thing is that people writing packages usually
> don't provide an option if INITIAL-INPUT should be used or
> not. Therefore, whatever choice they make is forced upon
> their users (well, unless the user knows of :filter-args
> advices). For that reason it makes sense to document
> a guideline on how to do things

Actually I already called it not to do that ...

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