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Re: Yes, another completion question
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- From: DervishD <zsh@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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- Subject: Re: Yes, another completion question
- Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 19:49:31 +0200
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Hi Bart :)
* Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> dixit:
> "New completion" started out with the noble goal of replacing the rather
> arcane "compctl -x" syntax with the only somewhat less arcane but at least
> more familiar syntax of the shell language.
Given the possibility of -K to compctl I think I will never need
-x. Moreover, the syntax of -x is arcane, ok, but the things you must
do in order to make compadd work as desired is even bigger.
I know, the work is already done, but using a thing as big and
complex as the function system provided with zsh makes me feel...
weird. For me compctl is cosier (if such a word exists in english).
> If you're not one of the people who wants or needs all of those extra
> little bits, there's no reason to use it.
I've written half a dozen of compctl commands (more or less)
since my first message and I think I already have the completion
system as I like it. Obviously, there is no reason for me to use
compsys. In fact, compinstall will need more of my time than writing
a couple more compctl commands, even if complex ones.
> > Is compctl going to dissappear soon and I should not put a minute of
> > work in writing my compctl recipes?
> I don't think there's any reason that compctl will disappear -- but it's
> unlikely to get any bugfixes or further improvements, either.
I haven't found any bug in compctl yet, although I haven't been
using it for a long time. Anyway, I've got a segfault with compadd...
surely fixed in 4.1.x and higher.
Thanks for your advice, Bart, you're great :)
Raúl Núñez de Arenas Coronado
Linux Registered User 88736
http://www.dervishd.net & http://www.pleyades.net/
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