>>>> "Justin" == Justin Vallon
Justin> On Thu, 1 Apr 1999, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> >>>>> "John" == John Jones
> >>>>> Didier Verna writes:
> >> I find the default value of this variable particularly
> >> agressive and arbitrary.
John> I think the default matches what many users would want.
> Not for me. Although I use TeX, I have used the extensions
> .toc, .idx, and .log for various text files in the past (and
> still use .log a lot); they're obvious mnemonics and the 8.3
> habit is hard to break :-).
Justin> For this particular case, what about:
Justin> ;; Filter out some unwanted default ignores
Justin> (setq completion-ignored-extensions
Justin> (set-difference completion-ignored-extensions
Justin> '(".log" ".idx" ".toc")))
I assume you're talking about my .emacs? Well, in fact I do setq
`completion-ignored-extensions' to approximately that value, and then
hang a function to _add_ them on to `TeX-mode-hook'.
But what I do isn't my point here; the point is that "All The Defaults
Suck" (for somebody; of course I know more about which ones suck for
me than I do about the ones you hate) and this is one place where I
think I have a model of how to handle it with existing functionality.
I wish I knew enough about widgets to implement a prototype quickly,
but unfortunately, I don't :-(
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