Commit dee3cdc5 authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii

Minor improvement for docs of completion

* doc/lispref/minibuf.texi (Completion Commands)
(Completion in Buffers, Programmed Completion): Add to text
that references completion tables a cross-reference to where
"completion table" is described.
(Programmed Completion): Fix the description of
'completion-table-dynamic'.  Add more cross-references.
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......@@ -1102,11 +1102,11 @@ different function to completely override the normal behavior of
in the minibuffer to do completion.
@defvar minibuffer-completion-table
The value of this variable is the completion table used for completion
in the minibuffer. This is the global variable that contains what
@code{completing-read} passes to @code{try-completion}. It is used by
minibuffer completion commands such as
@code{minibuffer-complete-word}.
The value of this variable is the completion table (@pxref{Basic
Completion}) used for completion in the minibuffer. This is the
global variable that contains what @code{completing-read} passes to
@code{try-completion}. It is used by minibuffer completion commands
such as @code{minibuffer-complete-word}.
@end defvar
@defvar minibuffer-completion-predicate
......@@ -1764,7 +1764,8 @@ possible match, and ignore the match if the predicate returns
@code{nil}.
@item
A flag specifying the type of completion operation to perform. This
A flag specifying the type of completion operation to perform; see
@ref{Basic Completion}, for the details of those operations. This
flag may be one of the following values.
@table @code
......@@ -1835,17 +1836,26 @@ the same as for @code{display-sort-function}.
@defun completion-table-dynamic function &optional switch-buffer
This function is a convenient way to write a function that can act as
a programmed completion function. The argument @var{function} should be
a function that takes one argument, a string, and returns an alist of
possible completions of it. It is allowed to ignore the argument and
return a full list of all possible completions. You can think of
@code{completion-table-dynamic} as a transducer between that interface
a programmed completion function. The argument @var{function} should
be a function that takes one argument, a string, and returns a
completion table (@pxref{Basic Completion}) containing all the
possible completions. The table returned by @var{function} can also
include elements that don't match the string argument; they are
automatically filtered out by @code{completion-table-dynamic}. In
particular, @var{function} can ignore its argument and return a full
list of all possible completions. You can think of
@code{completion-table-dynamic} as a transducer between @var{function}
and the interface for programmed completion functions.
If the optional argument @var{switch-buffer} is non-@code{nil}, and
completion is performed in the minibuffer, @var{function} will be
called with current buffer set to the buffer from which the minibuffer
was entered.
The return value of @code{completion-table-dynamic} is a function that
can be used as the 2nd argument to @code{try-completion} and
@code{all-completions}. Note that this function will always return
empty metadata and trivial boundaries (@pxref{Programmed Completion}).
@end defun
@defun completion-table-with-cache function &optional ignore-case
......@@ -1870,9 +1880,10 @@ Emacs Manual}. This command uses the abnormal hook variable
@defvar completion-at-point-functions
The value of this abnormal hook should be a list of functions, which
are used to compute a completion table for completing the text at
point. It can be used by major modes to provide mode-specific
completion tables (@pxref{Major Mode Conventions}).
are used to compute a completion table (@pxref{Basic Completion}) for
completing the text at point. It can be used by major modes to
provide mode-specific completion tables (@pxref{Major Mode
Conventions}).
When the command @code{completion-at-point} runs, it calls the
functions in the list one by one, without any argument. Each function
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