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Re: `expand' style with prefix and matchers

Peter Stephenson wrote:

> ...
> If I have
>   zstyle ':completion:*' expand prefix suffix
> however, I get the list
>   Completing file
>   bc01/test/h-b-12-p      bc01/testsclk/h-b-12-p  bc01/traces/h-b-12-p  
> Neither of the other two directories contain a match for h-b-12-p.
> It looks like overeagerness to apply the `prefix' style even if there is
> actually only one possible match --- I would guess it's applying it before
> it's done the stuff with matchers.
> Probably the worst aspect is that the same problem shows up with
> ~/bc01/test/h-b-12-p, because the first part matches testsclk, which is a
> bit obscure since it doesn't obviously have anything to do with multiple
> paths.  In this version, I can tickle the bug without the `suffix' part of
> the expand style.

I was slightly irritated at first, too.  But then... the match spec
that makes h-b-12-p match isn't the first on in your matcher-list
style, right? What happens is that _path_files collects the matching
prefixes for the non-matching suffixes every time, in this case for
the first match spec where h-b-12-p doesn't match. And then the expand 
style says to accept them. So we should only accept them when we are
trying the last spec from the matcher-list style. At least that sounds 
sensible, doesn't it?


Index: Completion/Unix/Type/_path_files
RCS file: /cvsroot/zsh/zsh/Completion/Unix/Type/_path_files,v
retrieving revision 1.12
diff -u -r1.12 _path_files
--- Completion/Unix/Type/_path_files	2001/10/05 11:18:37	1.12
+++ Completion/Unix/Type/_path_files	2001/10/10 11:50:22
@@ -656,9 +656,13 @@
 # If we are configured to expand paths as far as possible and we collected
 # expanded paths that are different from the string on the line, we add
-# them as possible matches.
+# them as possible matches. Do that only if we are currently trying the
+# last entry in the matcher-list style, otherwise other match specs might
+# make the suffix that didn't match this time match in one of the following
+# attempts.
-if zstyle -t ":completion:${curcontext}:paths" expand prefix &&
+if [[ _matcher_num -eq ${#_matchers} ]] &&
+   zstyle -t ":completion:${curcontext}:paths" expand prefix &&
    [[ nm -eq compstate[nmatches] && $#exppaths -ne 0 &&
       "$linepath$exppaths" != "$eorig" ]]; then

Sven Wischnowsky                    wischnow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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