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Re: while-no-input

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: while-no-input
Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 18:33:29 -0400

> "Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu/address@hidden> writes:
> > >     That is not very useful if inside this body you use library
> > >     functions that take a long time to complete, such as file-operations
> > >     that dispatch to ange-ftp:
> > > 
> > > It doesn't seem like a terribly important case to worry about.
> > 
> > But that's the case that I'm bumping up against.
> > And the solution is pretty simple and localized as I have shown.
> I don't object to your while-no-input code (I can see it would be useful).
> However, I would really like "find-file-all-completions" to be
> interruptable by keyboard input!
> E.g. in ido-find-file, if I know I'm going to write x/y/z, there's
> really no reason for me to wait for emacs to build the completion
> lists for x and y.  But currently, I have to accept the delay.

That's the whole point of my patch (after all ido.el does pretty much the
same as icomplete from this particular viewpoint).


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