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That's the behavior of auto-complete in MS Access
that causes extra quote marks when cutting and
pasting too. Spend some hours hunting those down.
The requirement is to be able to turn it on
and off. It is also useful if the auto-completes
are customizable. But they aren't useless.
Many code editors do nice things like keeping
up with all of the class methods and offering
them as a select as one types.
You do point out the right question: is it interfering
with the flow of an expert because it is designed
to help an occasional user?
All the same issues came up when discussing SGML
editors. Over time it was observed that experts
eventually moved back to ASCII editors and on
demand parsing for document types they knew well
(they are experts) and back to the context-based
editors (even had names like InContext, or Context)
for types that they only use occasionally.
Dedicated application editors are useful when
the content types themselves require more than
text knowledge; they require look and feel: the
dominant characteristics of WYSIWYG. Again,
graphics, real time animation, etc. Even then,
highly associative data types still need more
context checking (interference, race conditions,
etc.), or the document type is too deep and
broad for one to become an expert (eg, MIL-D-28001).
And that is why subset DTDs and DTD-driven editors
became useful when organizing an enterprise system:
each authoring role created their own documents
and these are later merged automatically.
The most requested features for report systems
is that the interface exactly match the typical
entry pattern for a standard report. The rub
is, that susses out to 'local standard' and one
is right back to the high costs of local
customization for otherwise shrinkwrap systems.
No free lunch.