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RE: How to get prefix with quotes in completion widgets?

Bart Schaefer wrote:
> On Apr 16, 11:26am, Ebourne, Martin wrote:
> }
> } Well what I am completing is SQL.
> Sorry, I don't think you're ever going to get this to work as you want it
> to, and I don't think Sven should expend any effort on making it work.

> The completion system's understanding of quoting is by necessity tightly
> tied to shell quoting syntax.  SQL quoting syntax is not equivalent, and
> the internals of zsh should not be in the business of understanding the
> syntax of other languages.

Of course, the correct solution to this problem (which should have been
obvious anyway) is that these special characters need escaping from the
shell. If you do this then everything works perfectly*. The quote keys etc.
can be programmed to automatically add the escape while entering text into
an sql command and so it is largely transparent anyway - even cutting &
pasting statements in works.



(*) So far...

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