[Openmcl-devel] Autocompletion for the IDE?

Alexander Repenning ralex at cs.colorado.edu
Wed Mar 3 00:08:22 UTC 2010


On Mar 2, 2010, at 4:29 PM, mikel evins wrote:

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> On Mar 2, 2010, at 4:57 PM, Alexander Repenning wrote:
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>> meta-/.  is the "you have to press a key to get a completion" version. This is last century technology ;-)  Anticipatory symbol completion, in contrast, is a more autonomous version that will offer completions as you type the moment when you begin to hesitate. Here is the CCL version:
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>> http://code.google.com/p/xmlisp/source/browse/trunk/XMLisp/sources/IDE/specific/Mac%20CCL/anticipat-symbol-complete.lisp
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>> Even Safari offers Anticipatory symbol completion in its JavaScript IDE.
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> This is also known as "anticipatory drive mikel to the brink of homicide". 

before you kill yourself feel free to suggest improvements. The boundary between eager and useful can be tricky but is also usually a question of personal preferences. There are a couple of parameters to play with. And, of course, keeping the on demand completion around is still a good idea.

Alex





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