But auto-complete, especially in text editors designed for programmers, is often very a elaborate feature. It’s often context-sensitive, often data-type aware, and tries offers suggestions that make sense. This tells me that someone must find these features valuable. So what am I missing?
Are you a programmer who uses your text editor’s auto-complete feature? Please enlighten me. When is it useful, and how do you configure it for optimal productivity? I look forward to your comments below!
I like auto-complete to be “on-demand”: show it when I ask for it, otherwise don’t, just like tab-completion in the shell. In Vim I mapped this to Control+Space because that works better from insert mode than tab.
I guess it’s more “complete” than “autocomplete”, but it’s the best of both worlds.
That sounds like a reasonable approach. I’ll see about getting my editor configured to do that, and see how I like it. Thanks!