A different approach to fuzzy finding

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  • fzf

    :cherry_blossom: A command-line fuzzy finder

    Looks like the author doesn't know about FZF's different search syntaxes https://github.com/junegunn/fzf#search-syntax

  • kakoune

    mawww's experiment for a better code editor

    I'm not sure how VSCode ranks GNUmakefile first, maybe they prioritize exact substring matches. It's still a heuristic that can fail. The ugly part is that it's not part of the "best match" algorithm that finds a global optimum.

    > It first attempts a match on the filename. If there is no match, it retries on the full candidate string

    Kakoune does the same, see https://github.com/mawww/kakoune/blob/019fbc5439ad884f172c32...

    > Strict path matching means that the path segments of the query token cannot overlap between path segments in the candidate.


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