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Re: Having a tough time setting up completion.

Thanks - this is definitely getting there.

However, I have a problem. Many, but not all, of the strings in this set
contain internal hyphens. For example, we have 'create', 'delete', and
Adding create and delete to the list of strings works great.

$ foo --<TAB>       # yields...
$ foo --longword    # Awesome!

$ foo --longword <TAB>   # Offers up 'create' and 'delete' - fantastic

When we try adding a hyphenated string into the mix, things break:

$ foo -<TAB>        # completes incorrectly to
$ foo add-property  # This should have offered -x and --longword as

Any suggestions?

On 12/15/11 2:54 PM, "Mikael Magnusson" <mikachu@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>On 15 December 2011 23:06, Larry Schrof <larrys@xxxxxx> wrote:
>> I've spent a lot to time studying the zshcompsys man page (the docs for
>>_arguments specifically), but I"m still having a tough time specifying
>>the syntax to do the following completion.
>> I have a command called foo. This command takes exactly one of three
>> foo  -x  <exactly-one-of-fifty-strings>
>> foo --longword <exactly-one-of-fifty-strings>
>> foo <exactly-one-of-fifty-strings>
>> -x is a single-letter option, --longword is a double-dashed GNU-style
>>long option. (These two options are synonymous.) Of these two options,
>>either zero or exactly one of them should appear. IF one of them
>>appears, it must appear immediately after foo (separated from foo, of
>>course, by whitespace).
>> In all cases, <exactly-one-of-fifty-strings> is a single
>>(non-leading-dash) word. As soon as this word is entered or completed,
>>no other word from the (really large) set should appear on the command
>> If anyone can offer a general outline as to how I can use _arguments to
>>implement this, that would be great. I need to manually enter in all
>>fifty words at some point, and make them mutually exclusive. Will be
>>interesting to see how to do that. Thanks!
>I'm not sure if I should be happy or sad I got this on the first try
>without even using backspace, without looking anything up, and it
>worked (all on one line if gmail breaks it):
>compdef '_arguments ''(-x --longword)''{-x,--longword}''[something]''
>''1:fiftystrings:(one two three and so forth fifty)''' foo
>(i use rcquotes so you want '\'' instead of '', or more likely,
>putting the whole quoted string in a regular completer.)
>If you want to give a description for each words, use double parens
>instead and separate desc with :, as
>...:fiftystrings:((one:a\ description\ of\ one two:...
>Mikael Magnusson

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