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Re: irepeat.el - repeat through history data FAST

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: irepeat.el - repeat through history data FAST
Date: 25 Mar 2002 23:38:39 +0100
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Alex Schroeder <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
> >     I am not sure irepeat should modify the minibuffer to replace
> >     the standard completion.
> >
> > That is the only clean way to do it.  That is the only way that avoids
> > the need to redefine individual commands that use the minibuffer.
> > That is the only way that works across the board.
> Hm, I actually thought that irepeat could be an alternative to or a
> replacement for completing-read.  But often this does not make sense,
> for example I have used irepeat for finding files -- but since irepeat
> searches a list of strings for matches, the really existing files are
> not used for completion, the file-name-history is.  In this case, how
> would you want to augment find-file with irepeat? 

Have you tried ido.el available from www.cua.dk ?
It works like iswitchb.el for finding files.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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