Zsh Mailing List Archive
Messages sorted by: Reverse Date, Date, Thread, Author

Re: PATCH: predict-on (Re: Completeinword and ambiguous completions)

Bart Schaefer wrote:

> [ ... ] What I want to do is described precisely by:
> (0) Assume no global compmatchers.
> (1) Generate the possible matches at the current cursor position as
>     if for expand-or-complete-prefix, i.e. ignoring what follows.
> (2) Compute the common prefix of those matches.
> (3) If the common prefix matches what follows on the line, move the
>     cursor to the end of the common prefix, else no change.
> (4) Recompute matches at this (new?) position as if for completeinword.
> (5) If exactly one, insert it and put the cursor at the end of it.
> (5) Else if none, move the cursor back to the original position.
> (6) Otherwise (and if autolist) list the matches from (4).

Haven't tried, but:

1) write a simple pseudo-completer which only does:

    return 1

   I.e. make the completion code only test for matches.

2) in the prediction function call the completion code with this
   completer as the first argument and all other completer you want to 
   use as other arguments

3) After that you have the unambiguous prefix in
   `_lastcomp[unambiguous]'. With `compmatchers' out of the way it
   should really be only a prefix in most cases, only functions like
   `_path_files' and functions that use their own `-M' flags may result 
   in unambiguous strings which are not only prefixes. But a bit of
   comparing that string to the stuff on the line (the prefix used by
   the completion system is saved in `_lastcomp[prefix]') and probably
   cutting `_lastcomp[unambiguous]' at the `_lastcomp[unambiguous_cursor]'
   position may reveal that.

4) Now cut off the original prefix from the unambiguous string and
   compare the rest to the beginning of `RBUFFER'. If it matches,
   move forward and try completion (without the dummy completer)

5) Then you can look at `_lastcomp[nmatches]' to see if there were

I think this should work... but maybe I'm overlooking something.


Sven Wischnowsky                         wischnow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Messages sorted by: Reverse Date, Date, Thread, Author