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Re: zstyle for _arguments feature request
- X-seq: zsh-workers 16309
- From: Oliver Kiddle <okiddle@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: Felix Rosencrantz <f_rosencrantz@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: zstyle for _arguments feature request
- Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2001 12:26:24 +0000
- Cc: zsh-workers <zsh-workers@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Felix Rosencrantz wrote:
> I sent message workers/15664 back in August, but there was no response.
> I was asking two things:
> * a feature request that would make it possible to override/edit the
> action field of an _arguments specification via zstyle. For example in
Yes, this could be useful. The form in which I'd like to see it in is a
more general version of the fake-files and fake-parameters styles and
available in all contexts as opposed to just in _arguments.
> _find the -fstype flag spec is missing ext2 used by linux:
> '*-fstype:filesystem type:(ufs 4.2 4.3 nfs tmp mfs S51K S52K)' \
In the case of this specific issue, should we maybe factor the
filesystem completion out of _mount into a new _filesystems that can
also be used here?
> It seemed that this would be a new use for zstyle, and people might
> have some comments wrt using zstyle to define the completion rather
> than just modifying the behavior of completion.
We should be careful how we document this. It should be a way of
tweaking available completions to fake extra matches and should not be
a substitute for writing functions.
> * A completer for printf format strings using the "%" string. I think
> the real benefit would be the ability to see documentation for
> the different format characters.
Yes it would be useful but perhaps a little messy to implement. I
thought about doing printf completion for printf as opposed to find
which is less useful. I suspect that this might be a good place to use
_regex_arguments but I've yet to look in any detail.
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