[aur-dev] Remove package search auto-complete

Callan callan at zoocar.org
Tue Dec 31 19:16:44 EST 2013

On 01/01/2014 12:53 AM, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> Didn't look at the code in detail but I think that this is the best idea
> that has been presented here so far (in terms of usability). From the
> beginning, I have been strongly against JavaScript in the AUR but as
> long as JavaScript features are helpful and don't hurt any users with
> JavaScript disabled, I see no point in not adding them. The typeahead
> feature helps with:
> * Entering long package names.
> * Searching for packages when you can only remember parts of the name.
> * Finding packages with a name that is part of several other packages.
> It saves at least one "hand from keyboard to mouse" movement, a point
> operation and a click (and in the last case, several point operations
> and clicks).
> What are the real arguments against this feature (not against the
> implementation)?

I'm swayed. I don't see any problems with the feature when it's actually 
working properly. I'm still uncomfortable with the level of dependencies 
for a single thing but I guess it's the futuuuurrre of webscale

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