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From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name>
To: Phil Pennock <zsh-workers+phil.pennock@spodhuis.org>
Cc: zsh-users@zsh.org
Subject: Re: More-verbose tab-completion idiom?
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 00:50:02 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20220317005002.GS7687@tarpaulin.shahaf.local2> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YjKATMd5ifSGX7eD@fullerene.field.pennock-tech.net>

Phil Pennock wrote on Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 20:26:52 -0400:
> Is there a standard idiom and keybinding for "go ahead and get the
> expensive data, to provide me with more details to choose between the
> options", or would I be creating this from scratch?

There's the verbose and extra-verbose styles (the former is default on,
the latter is default off).  To set that style only for one keybinding,
see _generic in the manual.  I don't have a recommendation for what
key to bind.

Cheers,

Daniel

> My completion for this command also gets pointed at by the installer,
> so I really want to make sure that what I end up with is not a baroque
> Phil Special but instead something which fits better with whatever the
> plugin ecosystems are doing, etc.
> 
> I know about use-cache etc and have that in other completions of mine,
> so if there's no existing idiom for "trigger expensive completion" then
> I will use a zstyle to let people request "descriptions" for this
> completion, and use-cache if that's set.  I'm asking in case there's a
> better way I'm not familiar with.
> 
> Thanks,
> -Phil
> 


  reply	other threads:[~2022-03-17  0:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-03-17  0:26 Phil Pennock
2022-03-17  0:50 ` Daniel Shahaf [this message]
2022-03-17  1:26   ` Phil Pennock
2022-03-17  1:20 ` Bart Schaefer
2022-03-17  1:24   ` Bart Schaefer
2022-03-17  2:21   ` Phil Pennock
2022-03-17 16:30     ` Daniel Shahaf
2022-03-17 20:44     ` Bart Schaefer
2022-03-17 21:38       ` Phil Pennock
2022-03-18  0:28         ` Daniel Shahaf
2022-03-18  1:16           ` Phil Pennock

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