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Re: PATCH: _prompt: two useless ':*:'
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- From: Sven Wischnowsky <wischnow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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- Subject: Re: PATCH: _prompt: two useless ':*:'
- Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 13:07:03 +0100 (MET)
- In-reply-to: Sven Wischnowsky's message of Wed, 1 Dec 1999 13:02:04 +0100 (MET)
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> Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote:
> > ~ % prompt -<TAB>
> > ~ % prompt -_arguments: bad pattern: adam1):*: 
> > parse_cadef/parse_caarg won't split the action at colons once the
> > first `:*pattern:' is encountered in a description, or for description
> > of normal/rest arguments (starting with `n:', `*:' or `:').
> > Should this be said en zshcompsys.1 ? I guess this means we can
> > write `:foo:((a\:bar b\:baz))' without needing to escape colons in
> > such cases (I didn't try).
> Since things may change (i.e. meaning may be given to things which are
> now not meaningful), I thought it better to not document this. In the
> pure shell code version this wasn't possible, btw.
... I was about to add something about `until I re-read the docs' --
and then hit C-cC-c too early. Sorry.
diff -u olddoc/Zsh/compsys.yo Doc/Zsh/compsys.yo
--- olddoc/Zsh/compsys.yo Mon Nov 29 10:10:40 1999
+++ Doc/Zsh/compsys.yo Wed Dec 1 13:06:21 1999
@@ -1899,7 +1899,9 @@
two colons the tt(words) special array and the tt(CURRENT) special
parameter are modified to refer only to the words after the option
(with two colons) or to the words covered by this description (with
-three colons) during the execution or evaluation of the var(action).
+three colons) during the execution or evaluation of the
+var(action). Note that only one such `tt(:*)'-specification is useful
+and no other argument specification may be given after it.
In the simplest form the var(opt-spec) is just the option name
beginning with a minus or a plus sign, such as `tt(-foo)'. In this
Sven Wischnowsky wischnow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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