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Re: Most minimal configuration challenge

Vincent Lefevre wrote on Mon, Sep 05, 2022 at 11:47:34 +0200:
> On 2022-09-04 06:42:24 +0000, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > Vincent Lefevre wrote on Fri, Sep 02, 2022 at 16:44:34 +0200:
> > > 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.
> > 
> > By convention, context patterns are of the form «:foo:…» where «foo»
> > identifies a particular library / module / plugin for namespacing
> > reasons.  So, it says ":urlglobber" and not something else because
> > that's what the author of urlglobber named urlglobber.
> This is still unclear. The zshcontrib(1) man page says:
>         zstyle :bracketed-paste-magic paste-finish \
>                quote-paste
>         zstyle :bracketed-paste-magic:finish quote-style \
>                qqq
> But I don't see why ":bracketed-paste-magic" is used in the first line
> instead of ":bracketed-paste-magic:*".

The context pattern must match the lookup's context.  The lookup of the
paste-finish style in the bracketed-paste-magic plugin are under the
context ":bracketed-paste-magic".  The pattern ":bracketed-paste-magic:*"
wouldn't match that context.

> Moreover, I don't see where the context "finish" is described in the
> man pages.

The context element "finish" is specific to the quote-paste helper
function.  (That's perhaps not clear from the documentation.)  The
possible values of that style are indeed undocumented.  Bart?

> > > 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
> > >   zshrc:
> > > 
> > >     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.
> > 
> > The zstyle completion actually does this; try completing
> > «zstyle :vcs_info:<TAB>» or «zstyle :completion:<TAB>».
> zstyle :vcs_info:<TAB>
> just gives
> Completing `context pattern' or `vcs'

Here it says «vcs» and offers the various valid values (plus or minus
quilt and hooks, but that's another story).

Under «zsh -f» the various valid values aren't completed until
vcs_info_printsys is callable.  Running vcs_info once does the trick.
Presumably _zstyle should «autoload vcs_info_printsys» before calling it.
Could someone test this, please?  (I'm ENOTIME.)

> This is not very informative. This is different from the man page,
> which says "vcs-string".

Again, I'm ENOTIME, but patches are welcome.

> zstyle :bracketed-paste-magic:<TAB>
> is even less informative:
> Completing `context pattern'

bracketed-paste-magic styles should /not/ be completed at this point.

Styles used by the quote-paste helper function /should/ be completed at
that point.  So, the problem is just that _zstyle doesn't know about the
styles used by that helper function.

_zstyle could be taught about bracketed-paste-magic and quote-paste…

… but it doesn't scale for _zstyle to know about any random zstyle-using
thing.  For instance, a third party plugin that looks up zstyles might
want implement completion for them.  It'd be a lot easier to do that if
_zstyle would, say, delegate to «_zstyle-foo» for completion related to
contexts of the form (:foo|:foo:*), and that function were implemented
by by the foo (possibly third-party) plugin.

> With "ls -<TAB>", I get a list of possible options together with
> a short explanation. I would expect something like that with
> "zstyle :completion:<TAB>" rather than just a list of the possible
> completions.

Patches welcome.  See _zstyle and _describe.



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