A suggestion/request for IDEs

richard.charts at gmail.com richard.charts at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 17:14:55 CEST 2006

John Salerno wrote:
> I apologize for the slightly off-topic nature, but I thought I'd just
> throw this out there for anyone working on text editors or IDEs with
> auto-completion.
> I think it should be a feature, when an item is selected for
> auto-completion in a drop-down box, that pressing the spacebar (in
> addition to tab or enter) will automatically finish the word and add a
> space. This is how Microsoft's new IDEs for .NET work, and I found it
> very helpful to be able to just press space as normal and keep typing. I
> know it sounds minor, but I find it to be a time saver instead of having
> to press tab or enter, and then also the spacebar.
> Thanks.

See I have to disagree with you.  I always hated that spacebar would
complete.  I found it more natural that space would simply enter a
space and you could keep typing.  I found it slowed my down more having
to change items that would autocomplete when I didn't want them to.
Of course, it's a matter of preference and comfort.

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