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Re: Most minimal configuration challenge

On 2022-09-02 09:26:40 +0000, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Vincent Lefevre wrote on Wed, Aug 31, 2022 at 11:28:31 +0200:
> > On 2022-08-28 18:29:27 +0000, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > > zstyle has been explained multiple times in the past so you might want
> > > to look those up and ask about parts that are unclear to you.
> > > 
> > > In short, «zstyle ':foo:bar:*:baz' key v1 v2» translates as "When
> > > library foo asks for the value of key in a situation of the form
> > > bar:*:baz, tell it the answer is «v1 v2»".
> > 
> > Perhaps there should be a zsh function that translates a zstyle line
> > to plain English. :-)
> What do you have in mind, exactly?  It'd be pretty easy to write
> something that, say, runs «zstyle -L» and applies the sh-to-English
> mechanical transformation I did above.  That's just a compiler…

The above is not very helpful for the end user.

For instance, "zstyle -L" gives in particular:

  zstyle :urlglobber url-local-schema ftp file
  zstyle ':url-quote-magic:*' url-metas '*?[]^(|)~#{}='

but I can't find any explanation about why it should be ":urlglobber"
and not something else. The man page looks similar for urlglobber and
url-quote-magic, though they look different above.

In the zshmodules(1) man page:

  For  example,  a  fictional  `weather' plugin might state in its
  documentation that it looks up the preferred-precipitation style
  under the `:weather:continent:day-of-the-week:phase-of-the-moon'
  context.  According to this, you might set the following in your

    zstyle ':weather:europe:*' preferred-precipitation rain
    zstyle ':weather:*:Sunday:*' preferred-precipitation snow

So I would expect the translator to mention "continent",
"day-of-the-week" and "phase-of-the-moon" in its output.

Moreover, for ':completion:*', it is difficult to find the associated
documentation, because if one searches for "completion" in the zshall
man page, one gets too many matches.

Vincent Lefèvre <vincent@xxxxxxxxxx> - Web: <https://www.vinc17.net/>
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