Zsh Mailing List Archive
Messages sorted by: Reverse Date, Date, Thread, Author

Re: [PATCH] Expose isearch and suffix regions to widgets.

On 10.04.2016 07:35, Bart Schaefer wrote:
>> Sorry for the belated reply to this, but could you provide an example
>> in which the ISEARCH_* variables are useful?

Like the patch 36445 for yank, this is used by the
zsh-syntax-highlighting script. With this change, the matched part of
BUFFER can be queried in zle-isearch-update (and something like the
zle_highlight array can be re-created on top of other highlighting,
which was impossible before).

> And if the answer is going to be "during zle-isearch-update" then
> won't ISEARCH_ACTIVE always be true?

No, I actually made a mistake in the docs for the original patch.

ISEARCH_ACTIVE does not describe the fact that the minibuffer is active,
but the fact that a pattern that was typed in there does actually
matches the BUFFER. If the search pattern does not match ("failing
bck-i-search:") nothing is being underlined, and ISEARCH_ACTIVE will be 0.

I attached a small patch to improve the wording in the docs.
From 87aaf78284752d04873aff4ece710ccc3279c563 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: m0viefreak <m0viefreak.cm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 14:57:51 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] Improve wording of the ISEARCH_ACTIVE parameter.

 Doc/Zsh/zle.yo | 9 +++++----
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Doc/Zsh/zle.yo b/Doc/Zsh/zle.yo
index 161cef7..c482a46 100644
--- a/Doc/Zsh/zle.yo
+++ b/Doc/Zsh/zle.yo
@@ -841,10 +841,11 @@ vindex(ISEARCH_END)
 xitem(tt(ISEARCH_ACTIVE) (integer))
 xitem(tt(ISEARCH_START) (integer))
 item(tt(ISEARCH_END) (integer))(
-tt(ISEARCH_ACTIVE) indicates whether an incremental search minibuffer
-is active. tt(ISEARCH_START) and tt(ISEARCH_END) give the location of
-the matched pattern and are in the same units as tt(CURSOR). They are
-only valid for reading when tt(ISEARCH_ACTIVE) is non-zero.
+tt(ISEARCH_ACTIVE) indicates whether a part of the tt(BUFFER) is
+currently matched by an incremental search pattern. tt(ISEARCH_START)
+and tt(ISEARCH_END) give the location of the matched part and are
+in the same units as tt(CURSOR). They are only valid for reading
+when tt(ISEARCH_ACTIVE) is non-zero.
 All parameters are read-only.

Messages sorted by: Reverse Date, Date, Thread, Author