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RE: [External] : Re: Updating *Completions* as you type

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: [External] : Re: Updating *Completions* as you type
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2023 03:19:30 +0000

> Maybe a new function should allow any sorting order?


Icicles lets a caller of a function such as
`completing-read' specify a set of sort functions
and the initial one to use.

And users can change among those sort functions
on the fly - by cycling them or inputting the name
(with completion of course).  Reverse the current
sort order with a numeric prefix arg.

User switching of sort order is _very_ useful, IMO.
(And yes, incremental updating of *Completions"
needs to automatically re-sort.)




In library `sortie.el' I implemented the same thing, 
without Icicles, using only vanilla Emacs completion
metadata entries `display-sort-function' and

[I don't know of another library (besides Icicles)
that provides interactive changing of sort order -
but maybe there is one now.]


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