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Re: aggregated options in completion lists

On Tue, May 21, 2002 at 10:02:53AM +0200, Sven Wischnowsky wrote:
> The calculation for max-match-length (still no better name) could

How about max-matches-width? Or maybe max-width-matches.

On Tue, May 14, 2002 at 09:59:21AM +0200, Sven Wischnowsky wrote:
> Below is a patch. This is the simple implementation. One could thing
> about how nice it were if the code could do:
>    % foo <TAB>
>    description
>    --long-option1  --long-option2
>    --long-option3                   -- description
> I.e., to not repeat the description for every sub-set of matches it
> creates. That, however is much harder to implement and, if uses often,
> could probably be slightly irritating, I think.
> Opinions?

It would be better.

Another possibility would be to vary the position of the description
from one line to the next which would be good in situations such as
where only a couple out of many options have multiple options for the
same description.

Handling of empty descriptions is perhaps not ideal. I'm getting
lines like:
% info -d ~/info zsh <tab>
menu item
Arithmetic Evaluation     --
Command Execution         --


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