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Re: completing-read depricated initial-input

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: completing-read depricated initial-input
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 22:51:20 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/+ () (2022-05-21)

* Emanuel Berg <> [2022-06-25 21:56]:
> Jean Louis wrote:
> > Initial value is usable as it is visible and makes it easier
> > to make the choice, but it is not necessarily default.
> >
> > My personal example is that some people have one address in
> > Germany, other in Austria, but one of those addresses is
> > default (this word now has no relation to Emacs). If letter
> > has been sent last 2 times to Austria, system can recognize
> > it and offer such as initial input.
> That's something similar to a cache memory which is based on
> the principle of spacial and temporal proximity, I still don't
> see why whatever suggestion it comes up with isn't then the
> default value simply?
> It is shown and if you want to edit it first, it is inserted
> with M-n.

True. For few entries that is fine. M-n once or multiple times or M-p
followed by RET. Imagine 20 entries per day, that is just fine.

When you have many entries it is easier to press RET. Imagine 500
entries per day. It's faster.


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