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Re: `expand' style with prefix and matchers

Sven Wischnowsky 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.
> 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?

Sounds perfectly reasonable to me, anyway.  Works fine.

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>                  Software Engineer
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