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Re: Preventing sorting in completers

Bart Schaefer wrote:
> } Well, the only ways I can see of completely removing problems like this
> } are to pass down an additional argument into _description and _wanted to
> } stop it using the style, or use a different style.
> These aren't necessarily problems to be removed, just behaviors to be
> documented.  There's no reason one can't have a style for sorting the
> results of _expand and another more specific style for sorting a tag
> context.

It occurred to me we could test with the tag, then without, for
compatibility; something similar is done in other places, though usually
with some default tag.

> OTOH, I wonder whether _description should NOT use the style when an
> explicit -J or -V argument has been passed?  Most of the time there is
> no -J/-V argument at all to _description.

That's certainly arguable, but there's still something to be said for
giving people control anyway, in the same way you can override the set
of matched files.  I think the question is: are people likely to use a
general enough context that it gives unexpected effects with sorting

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