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From: Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@gmail.com>
To: Carlos Pita <carlosjosepita2@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Keyword completion list: uppercase or lowercase? (was: Shower thought: submit an IETF RFC to register Org as a MIME type)
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 21:41:26 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <871r4bg8op.fsf@localhost> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <m2k0i416nu.fsf@gmail.com>

Carlos Pita <carlosjosepita2@gmail.com> writes:

>>> But then c-a-p is very lenient since it lists lower and upper case block
>>> variants even when I typed a lower case prefix, and upper case usually
>>> will go first in the list, hence promoting a seemingly bad practice.
>>
>> Could you clarify what is "c-a-p"?
>
> Yes, I just meant completion-at-point. At least some org functions,
> which I believe are implemented using pcomplete and then exposed through
> the completion-at-point interface, provide completions in both lower and
> uppercase variants and except when completion-ignore-case is nil (not
> the default) uppercase candidates will be sorted first in the list.
> It's often quite inconvenient to scroll down a completion menu to pick
> the lowercase completion for a short prefix, which either promotes using
> the uppercase variant at hand or offsets the benefits of
> autocompletion. Moreover, popular external collections of snippets have
> already adopted the lowercase convention of org-mode, hence introducing
> inconsistency in the document when one mixes both sources of completion
> (lowercase snippets and org-mode uppercase completions). So perhaps
> uppercase completions should be provided only when the user explicitly
> typed an uppercase prefix. What do you think?

I just tried with clean Emacs:

#+beg<complete -> #+begin_<complete> -> list of completions, all in lower case
#+BEG<complete -> #+BEGIN_<complete> -> list of completions, all in upper case

Seems to be all right.

Can you provide a more concrete example when you are given both
uppercase and lowercase completions?

Best,
Ihor


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-10-23 13:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-10-22  1:21 Shower thought: submit an IETF RFC to register Org as a MIME type Carlos Pita
2021-10-23  6:45 ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-10-23  8:34   ` Carlos Pita
2021-10-23  8:36     ` Timothy
2021-10-23 13:41     ` Ihor Radchenko [this message]
2021-10-23 13:51       ` Keyword completion list: uppercase or lowercase? (was: Shower thought: submit an IETF RFC to register Org as a MIME type) Bruce D'Arcus
2021-10-23 14:21         ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-10-23 18:55       ` Keyword completion list: uppercase or lowercase? Carlos Pita

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