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Re: zsh's answer to the bash completion fm project

John Buttery wrote [020403 16:57]:
> * Thomas Köhler <jean-luc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [2002-04- 3 14:24:31 +0200]:
> > Seems like it's not needed. zsh comes with tons of functions
> > predefined for the new completion system ;)
>   I know, but I've found that when you give people an avenue to
> contribute their own, one Lego at a time, you can often wind up
> with something pretty amazing in the end (sort of like Open
> Source in general :).  Perhaps any output from this
> hypothetical project could be folded into zsh's stock
> configuration periodically, at which point we would zero our
> config files and start over.

Why "zero our config files"?
You put the completion functions in an extra file in a directory
in your fpath.
If you want the system functions take over precedence, put your
own dir at the end of fpath :)

>   I've played around a lot with zsh's preloaded functions, and they are
> certainly very extensive, but there's always more stuff to do.  The
> example that pops to mind is a compctl "recipe" that allows dd to do
> filename completion on arguments that start with (for example) "if=" and
> "of=".

Why would you want a compctl recipe if you get it for free in the
new completion system? :-)


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