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Re: company 0.2.1 -- extensible inline text completion mechanism

From: Nikolaj Schumacher
Subject: Re: company 0.2.1 -- extensible inline text completion mechanism
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 20:54:03 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.91 (darwin)

Richard Riley <address@hidden> wrote:

> How do you see this competing with auto-complete which completes pretty
> much anything?

Like auto-complete, this is a front-end.
You can probably bend back-ends for either to work in the other.  In
fact company mode is designed for self-contained exchangable back-ends.

So the question really isn't which one can complete "more".

I consider some of the back-ends in company to be more sophisticated
than what I've seen in auto-complete (Emacs Lisp, CSS, ...), though.  I
certainly wouldn't mind working on back-end compatibility.

It is unfortunate that there now are two packages out there doing mostly
the same thing.  Most of my work on company predates auto-complete
significantly, but I didn't have the time to work on it for a while.
Too bad that was reason enough for someone to duplicate the work.

Nikolaj Schumacher

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