Commit de09aa52 authored by Chong Yidong's avatar Chong Yidong
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* doc/emacs/mini.texi (Completion Options): Document completion-cycle-threshold.

parent 2d3fe5d7
2011-10-08 Chong Yidong <cyd@stupidchicken.com>
* mini.texi (Completion Options): Add completion-cycle-threshold.
2011-10-08 Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>
* mule.texi (Bidirectional Editing): Correct some inaccuracies.
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......@@ -462,24 +462,26 @@ variable @code{read-file-name-completion-ignore-case} is
non-@code{nil}. The default value is @code{nil} on systems that have
case-sensitive file-names, such as GNU/Linux; it is non-@code{nil} on
systems that have case-insensitive file-names, such as Microsoft
Windows. When completing buffer names, case is significant by
default; to ignore case differences, change the variable
@code{read-buffer-completion-ignore-case} to a non-@code{nil} value.
Windows. When completing buffer names, case differences are ignored
if the variable @code{read-buffer-completion-ignore-case} is
non-@code{nil}; the default is @code{nil}.
@vindex completion-ignored-extensions
@cindex ignored file names, in completion
When completing file names, Emacs usually omits certain alternatives
that are considered unlikely to be chosen. The variable
@code{completion-ignored-extensions} contains a list of strings; a
file name ending in any of those strings is ignored as a completion
alternative. The standard value of this variable has several elements
including @code{".o"}, @code{".elc"}, and @code{"~"}. For example, if
a directory contains @samp{foo.c} and @samp{foo.elc}, @samp{foo}
that are considered unlikely to be chosen, as determined by the list
variable @code{completion-ignored-extensions}. Each element in the
list should be a string; any file name ending in such a string is
ignored as a completion alternative. Any element ending in a slash
(@file{/}) represents a subdirectory name. The standard value of
@code{completion-ignored-extensions} has several elements including
@code{".o"}, @code{".elc"}, and @code{"~"}. For example, if a
directory contains @samp{foo.c} and @samp{foo.elc}, @samp{foo}
completes to @samp{foo.c}. However, if @emph{all} possible
completions end in ``ignored'' strings, they are not ignored: in the
previous example, @samp{foo.e} completes to @samp{foo.elc}.
Displaying the completion list disregards
@code{completion-ignored-extensions}; all completions are listed.
previous example, @samp{foo.e} completes to @samp{foo.elc}. Emacs
disregards @code{completion-ignored-extensions} when showing
completion alternatives in the completion list.
@vindex completion-auto-help
If @code{completion-auto-help} is set to @code{nil}, the completion
......@@ -490,11 +492,18 @@ In other words, if there is nothing to complete, the first @key{TAB}
echoes @samp{Next char not unique}; the second @key{TAB} does the
completion list buffer.
If an element of @code{completion-ignored-extensions} ends in a
slash (@file{/}), it's a subdirectory name; that directory and its
contents are ignored. Elements of
@code{completion-ignored-extensions} that do not end in a slash are
ordinary file names.
@vindex completion-cycle-threshold
If @code{completion-cycle-threshold} is non-@code{nil}, completion
commands can ``cycle'' through completion alternatives. Normally, if
there is more than one completion alternative for the text in the
minibuffer, a completion command completes up to the longest common
substring. If you change @code{completion-cycle-threshold} to
@code{t}, the completion command instead completes to the first of
those completion alternatives; each subsequent invocation of the
completion command replaces that with the next completion alternative,
in a cyclic manner. If you give @code{completion-cycle-threshold} a
numeric value @var{n}, completion commands switch to this cycling
behavior only when there are fewer than @var{n} alternatives.
@cindex Icomplete mode
@findex icomplete-mode
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......@@ -103,7 +103,7 @@ rather than their own completion code.
---
*** Completion in a non-minibuffer now tries to detect the end of completion
and pops down the *Completions* buffer accordingly.
+++
*** Completion can cycle, depending on completion-cycle-threshold.
+++
*** New completion style `substring'.
......@@ -112,13 +112,6 @@ and pops down the *Completions* buffer accordingly.
*** Completion of buffers now uses substring completion by default.
*** `completing-read' can be customized using the new variable
`completing-read-function'.
*** minibuffer-local-filename-must-match-map is not used any more.
Instead, the bindings in minibuffer-local-filename-completion-map are combined
with minibuffer-local-must-match-map.
** Mail changes
The default of `send-mail-function' is now `sendmail-query-once',
......@@ -1133,6 +1126,13 @@ can specify various details of the data returned by `all-completions':
- `display-sort-function' to specify how to sort entries in *Completions*.
- `cycle-sort-function' to specify how to sort entries when cycling.
*** minibuffer-local-filename-must-match-map is not used any more.
Instead, the bindings in minibuffer-local-filename-completion-map are
combined with minibuffer-local-must-match-map.
*** New variable `completing-read-function' allows overriding the
behavior of `completing-read'.
** `glyphless-char-display' can now distinguish between graphical and
text terminal display, via a char-table entry that is a cons cell.
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