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Make ivy--flx-sort more intelligent #843

merged 1 commit into from Dec 29, 2016


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This improves the behavior of ivy--flx-sort. In particular, the following has been changed:

  • flx-score is not called on candidates that do not match the given input. (And the fuzzy matching is done in an optimized fashion.)
  • Even when the number of candidates exceeds ivy-flx-limit the first ivy-flx-limit candidates by length are still scored and sorted, which can often lead to quality results, even with large numbers of candidates and small inputs.
  • flx-score ties are broken by length (shorter wins)

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This makes flx sorting much more enjoyable for me.

@abo-abo abo-abo merged commit dc693c3 into abo-abo:master Dec 29, 2016
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abo-abo commented Dec 29, 2016


raxod502 added a commit to radian-software/radian that referenced this pull request Dec 29, 2016
The code referenced as a potential future solution has now been merged
into ivy upstream [1].

[1]: abo-abo/swiper#843
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