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From: John Kitchin <jkitchin@andrew.cmu.edu>
To: Daniel Nemenyi <daniel@pompo.co>
Cc: org-mode-email <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>,
	Nicolas Goaziou <mail@nicolasgoaziou.fr>
Subject: Re: Org-cite stuck in Helm minibuffer [9.5.1 (9.5.1-g36086a @ /home/dan/.emacs.d/elpa/org-9.5.1/)]
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2021 13:54:37 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJ51ETrPdzqrn9g+te_UEuHCse7vBdYTkSFdzDjPkLBxL6+Uxg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87tuflefzn.fsf@pompo.co>

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It is a "feature" of other completion tools that differentiate between the
selected candidate (usually the highlighted one) and the current input
(which may be incomplete, and usually not what you want to select, but
sometimes is (e.g. when you want an empty string, or to choose something
that is not a candidate but similar to one e.g. with fuzzy matching)). That
happens with helm and ivy, probably selectrum, and other backends that try
to improve on the vanilla completing-read interface.

John

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On Mon, Dec 6, 2021 at 1:42 PM Daniel Nemenyi <daniel@pompo.co> wrote:

>
> Nicolas Goaziou <mail@nicolasgoaziou.fr> wrote (on Mon 06 Dec 2021 17:58):
>
> > The prompt displays : "" to exit, which means you have to select the
> > empty value to exit. How you do select that value depends on the
> > completion UI.
> >
> > I admit it is not particularly clear. Maybe we should spell out the
> > "empty value" part of the prompt.
>
> I sort of got that -- though I must admit I did try entering two double
> quotes just in case! -- but the issue is that it's not clear how one
> inserts an empty value.
>
> Couldn't the top value one could select simply be ""? Or is this just a
> problem with helm?
>
>

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      reply	other threads:[~2021-12-06 18:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-12-06 12:24 Daniel Nemenyi
2021-12-06 13:09 ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-12-06 13:22   ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-12-06 14:27   ` Daniel Nemenyi
2021-12-06 14:39     ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-12-06 18:09       ` John Kitchin
2021-12-08 13:13         ` Daniel Nemenyi
2021-12-08 22:33           ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-12-09 16:26             ` Eric S Fraga
2021-12-06 13:22 ` John Kitchin
2021-12-06 14:21   ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-12-06 14:23     ` Daniel Nemenyi
2021-12-06 17:58 ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-12-06 18:32   ` Daniel Nemenyi
2021-12-06 18:54     ` John Kitchin [this message]

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