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Bug 268356 - Improved autocompletion feature
Summary: Improved autocompletion feature
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Completion & Templates (show other bugs)
Version: 8.2
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Dusan Balek
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-10-05 15:54 UTC by the_fear
Modified: 2016-10-06 13:18 UTC (History)
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Description the_fear 2016-10-05 15:54:45 UTC
In brief, within the Netbeans editor the autocompletion feature uses pattern that user types from the beginning letter by letter. In case the user forgets the exact beginning of the command he wants to type, the editor won't suggest anything.
In opposition to this behavior some editors (like Atom, Brackets, etc) show suggestions regardless of the position of the pattern in the statement which one types. Say if I type "report" I'll see suggestions like "mysqli_report..", "error_reporting..", etc.; in case of Netbeans I will see nothing useful.
To sum up, I think it could be a good idea to add this feature in Netbeans as well.

Please see the original topic:
Comment 1 the_fear 2016-10-06 13:18:00 UTC
I put a wrong link above. Here is a correct one: