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Re: Trial patch for showing completion in progress

Oliver Kiddle wrote:
> > Is there a better place for this?  On the whole I think this point is OK.
> It depends what you are trying to do. Are you trying to show the
> completers or the zstyle context? _main_complete is not the only place
> the context is changed so for showing the context, _description or
> _setup would be a better place.

No, it's just a gross indication of what process is happening.

> Why not just stick $SECONDS (as floating point) in PS4 and use
> _complete_debug.

That's a completely different thing requiring hours of sifting
information.  With this you can find out what you want to know as you're
actually using it.

> I'm not convinced we should be sticking debug stuff like this into
> completion unless it really is proven to be useful.

I don't want to debug it, I want to see what it's doing without lots of
extra work.  Progress information is a perfectly normal thing to have in
a system.

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