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Re: [PATCH] Completion: Add _log_priorities, _logger

dana wrote on Fri, Nov 01, 2019 at 21:14:46 -0500:
> (The strange option letters were, as with _bind_addresses, chosen to avoid
> conflicting with compadd. Daniel once suggested that we come up with some
> standard calling convention that resolves this head ache, but i haven't
> personally given it much further thought)

The first idea that comes to mind here is to use one of these conventions:
    _log_priorities "${compadd_options[@]}" -Y --foo=lorem -Y --foo -Y lorem
    _log_priorities "${compadd_options[@]}" -Y '--foo=lorem --foo lorem'

That is: use up _one_ top-level option letter and stuff all the not-compadd
--options and their arguments into the argument(s) of that top-level option

We can also do:
    _log_priorities "${compadd_options[@]}" -- "${compadd_positional_arguments[@]}" -- "${log_priorities_argv[@]}"
which is similar to what zargs does.  Normally there would be a question here
of how to escape a literal "--" in $compadd_positional_arguments, but for
compadd specifically, I think the following is a satisfactory workaround:
    _log_priorities -a compadd_positional_arguments "${compadd_options[@]}" -- -- "${log_priorities_argv[@]}"

I'll leave it to you to decide whether it's worthwhile to change
_log_priorities from the version you posted.

Which reminds me: Shouldn't we mention _log_priorities in the manual, it being
a new Type/ function?



> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/Completion/Unix/Type/_log_priorities
> @@ -0,0 +1,70 @@
> +#autoload
> +
> +# Complete syslog-style priorities/facilities/levels
> +#
> +# Note: 'Priority' according to syslog(3) refers to a severity level optionally
> +# ORed with a facility. We use it here in a somewhat similar manner, as this
> +# seems to cover the most ground, though we also support completing facilities
> +# alone.
> +#
> +# By default, a case-insensitive facility.level pair is completed.
> +#
> +# Some tools that accept symbolic facility/level names also accept numbers
> +# corresponding to their associated values defined in syslog.h. Since these
> +# numbers vary across systems, we don't attempt to complete them.
> +#
> +# Options:
> +#   -y  Complete only facilities
> +#   -Y  Complete only severity levels
> +#   -z  Complete only lower-case names
> +#   -Z  Complete only upper-case names

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