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* Suggestions for autogenerating function names to wrap the same code?
@ 2022-03-22 20:52 Steve Dondley
  2022-03-22 21:03 ` Peter Stephenson
  2022-03-22 21:03 ` Mikael Magnusson
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 8+ messages in thread
From: Steve Dondley @ 2022-03-22 20:52 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: zsh-users

So I have these two functions:

function task() {
    task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@"
}

function tc() {
    task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@“

}

They are both wrappers for the same perl script which does its thing based on the value of $funcstack[1];

Works, but I’m wondering if I can spare myself the job remembering to create a new function for each and every new perl function I want to write.

I could write a little script to pull out the subroutine names from the perl script and dump them into a file sourced by zsh and then reload zsh.

Wondering if there might be some cool feature of zsh I don’t know about to assist with creating these functions on-the-fly.



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* Re: Suggestions for autogenerating function names to wrap the same code?
  2022-03-22 20:52 Suggestions for autogenerating function names to wrap the same code? Steve Dondley
@ 2022-03-22 21:03 ` Peter Stephenson
  2022-03-22 21:03 ` Mikael Magnusson
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 8+ messages in thread
From: Peter Stephenson @ 2022-03-22 21:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: zsh-users

On Tue, 2022-03-22 at 16:52 -0400, Steve Dondley wrote:
> So I have these two functions:
>
> function task() {
>     task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@"
> }
>
> function tc() {
>     task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@“
>
> }
>
> They are both wrappers for the same perl script which does its thing
> based on the value of $funcstack[1]; 
>
> Works, but I’m wondering if I can spare myself the job remembering to
> create a new function for each and every new perl function I want to
> write.
>
> I could write a little script to pull out the subroutine names from
> the perl script and dump them into a file sourced by zsh and then reload
> zsh.
>
> Wondering if there might be some cool feature of zsh I don’t know
> about to assist with creating these functions on-the-fly.

Recent versions of the shell allow you to copy functions from an old
name to a new name.  It's efficiently implemented internally.

% oldname() { print I am $0: }
% oldname
I am oldname
% functions -c oldname newname
% newname
I am newname

pws




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* Re: Suggestions for autogenerating function names to wrap the same code?
  2022-03-22 20:52 Suggestions for autogenerating function names to wrap the same code? Steve Dondley
  2022-03-22 21:03 ` Peter Stephenson
@ 2022-03-22 21:03 ` Mikael Magnusson
  2022-03-22 21:09   ` Steve Dondley
                     ` (2 more replies)
  1 sibling, 3 replies; 8+ messages in thread
From: Mikael Magnusson @ 2022-03-22 21:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Steve Dondley; +Cc: zsh-users

On 3/22/22, Steve Dondley <s@dondley.com> wrote:
> So I have these two functions:
>
> function task() {
>     task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@"
> }
>
> function tc() {
>     task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@“
>
> }
>
> They are both wrappers for the same perl script which does its thing based
> on the value of $funcstack[1];
>
> Works, but I’m wondering if I can spare myself the job remembering to create
> a new function for each and every new perl function I want to write.
>
> I could write a little script to pull out the subroutine names from the perl
> script and dump them into a file sourced by zsh and then reload zsh.
>
> Wondering if there might be some cool feature of zsh I don’t know about to
> assist with creating these functions on-the-fly.

You can define multiple functions like this:
function f1 f2 f3 f4() {
  this body is shared by functions f1 f2 f3 and f4
}

and you can copy them like this (somewhat newer feature)
functions -c f1 g1

so if you can get all the function names in an array, you could just say:
task_func_names=( $(script to pull names out) )
function $task_func_names() {
  task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@"
}

-- 
Mikael Magnusson


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* Re: Suggestions for autogenerating function names to wrap the same code?
  2022-03-22 21:03 ` Mikael Magnusson
@ 2022-03-22 21:09   ` Steve Dondley
  2022-03-22 23:37     ` Steve Dondley
  2022-03-22 21:16   ` Bart Schaefer
  2022-03-22 23:28   ` Steve Dondley
  2 siblings, 1 reply; 8+ messages in thread
From: Steve Dondley @ 2022-03-22 21:09 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: zsh-users

Nice. This looks promising. Thanks!

> On Mar 22, 2022, at 5:03 PM, Mikael Magnusson <mikachu@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On 3/22/22, Steve Dondley <s@dondley.com> wrote:
>> So I have these two functions:
>> 
>> function task() {
>>    task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@"
>> }
>> 
>> function tc() {
>>    task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@“
>> 
>> }
>> 
>> They are both wrappers for the same perl script which does its thing based
>> on the value of $funcstack[1];
>> 
>> Works, but I’m wondering if I can spare myself the job remembering to create
>> a new function for each and every new perl function I want to write.
>> 
>> I could write a little script to pull out the subroutine names from the perl
>> script and dump them into a file sourced by zsh and then reload zsh.
>> 
>> Wondering if there might be some cool feature of zsh I don’t know about to
>> assist with creating these functions on-the-fly.
> 
> You can define multiple functions like this:
> function f1 f2 f3 f4() {
>  this body is shared by functions f1 f2 f3 and f4
> }
> 
> and you can copy them like this (somewhat newer feature)
> functions -c f1 g1
> 
> so if you can get all the function names in an array, you could just say:
> task_func_names=( $(script to pull names out) )
> function $task_func_names() {
>  task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@"
> }
> 
> -- 
> Mikael Magnusson
> 



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* Re: Suggestions for autogenerating function names to wrap the same code?
  2022-03-22 21:03 ` Mikael Magnusson
  2022-03-22 21:09   ` Steve Dondley
@ 2022-03-22 21:16   ` Bart Schaefer
  2022-03-22 23:28   ` Steve Dondley
  2 siblings, 0 replies; 8+ messages in thread
From: Bart Schaefer @ 2022-03-22 21:16 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Mikael Magnusson; +Cc: Steve Dondley, Zsh Users

On Tue, Mar 22, 2022 at 2:06 PM Mikael Magnusson <mikachu@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> so if you can get all the function names in an array, you could just say:
> task_func_names=( $(script to pull names out) )
> function $task_func_names() {
>   task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@"
> }

When using the "function" keyword, you don't need the empty parens,
either.  That keyword further ignores the state of the MULTI_FUNC_DEF
option, which is what you want if you're using this array method.


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* Re: Suggestions for autogenerating function names to wrap the same code?
  2022-03-22 21:03 ` Mikael Magnusson
  2022-03-22 21:09   ` Steve Dondley
  2022-03-22 21:16   ` Bart Schaefer
@ 2022-03-22 23:28   ` Steve Dondley
  2022-03-22 23:44     ` Steve Dondley
  2 siblings, 1 reply; 8+ messages in thread
From: Steve Dondley @ 2022-03-22 23:28 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: zsh-users

OK, this is semi-working. The corresponding perl function is definitely getting called. If I it has a syntax error, STDERR gets output to the screen.

But for whatever reason, I can’t get any output on STDOUT with something as simple as:

sub blah {
    system('echo', 'hi');
}


> On Mar 22, 2022, at 5:03 PM, Mikael Magnusson <mikachu@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On 3/22/22, Steve Dondley <s@dondley.com> wrote:
>> So I have these two functions:
>> 
>> function task() {
>>    task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@"
>> }
>> 
>> function tc() {
>>    task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@“
>> 
>> }
>> 
>> They are both wrappers for the same perl script which does its thing based
>> on the value of $funcstack[1];
>> 
>> Works, but I’m wondering if I can spare myself the job remembering to create
>> a new function for each and every new perl function I want to write.
>> 
>> I could write a little script to pull out the subroutine names from the perl
>> script and dump them into a file sourced by zsh and then reload zsh.
>> 
>> Wondering if there might be some cool feature of zsh I don’t know about to
>> assist with creating these functions on-the-fly.
> 
> You can define multiple functions like this:
> function f1 f2 f3 f4() {
>  this body is shared by functions f1 f2 f3 and f4
> }
> 
> and you can copy them like this (somewhat newer feature)
> functions -c f1 g1
> 
> so if you can get all the function names in an array, you could just say:
> task_func_names=( $(script to pull names out) )
> function $task_func_names() {
>  task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@"
> }
> 
> -- 
> Mikael Magnusson
> 



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* Re: Suggestions for autogenerating function names to wrap the same code?
  2022-03-22 21:09   ` Steve Dondley
@ 2022-03-22 23:37     ` Steve Dondley
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 8+ messages in thread
From: Steve Dondley @ 2022-03-22 23:37 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: zsh-users

And here’s what I get with `type`:

> $ type tbbbc                                                              
tbbbc is a shell function from /User/me/.local/zsh/aliases/taskwarrior

So the zsh function generated is definitely recognized as a function.

> On Mar 22, 2022, at 5:09 PM, Steve Dondley <s@dondley.com> wrote:
> 
> Nice. This looks promising. Thanks!
> 
>> On Mar 22, 2022, at 5:03 PM, Mikael Magnusson <mikachu@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> On 3/22/22, Steve Dondley <s@dondley.com> wrote:
>>> So I have these two functions:
>>> 
>>> function task() {
>>>   task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@"
>>> }
>>> 
>>> function tc() {
>>>   task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@“
>>> 
>>> }
>>> 
>>> They are both wrappers for the same perl script which does its thing based
>>> on the value of $funcstack[1];
>>> 
>>> Works, but I’m wondering if I can spare myself the job remembering to create
>>> a new function for each and every new perl function I want to write.
>>> 
>>> I could write a little script to pull out the subroutine names from the perl
>>> script and dump them into a file sourced by zsh and then reload zsh.
>>> 
>>> Wondering if there might be some cool feature of zsh I don’t know about to
>>> assist with creating these functions on-the-fly.
>> 
>> You can define multiple functions like this:
>> function f1 f2 f3 f4() {
>> this body is shared by functions f1 f2 f3 and f4
>> }
>> 
>> and you can copy them like this (somewhat newer feature)
>> functions -c f1 g1
>> 
>> so if you can get all the function names in an array, you could just say:
>> task_func_names=( $(script to pull names out) )
>> function $task_func_names() {
>> task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@"
>> }
>> 
>> -- 
>> Mikael Magnusson
>> 
> 
> 



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* Re: Suggestions for autogenerating function names to wrap the same code?
  2022-03-22 23:28   ` Steve Dondley
@ 2022-03-22 23:44     ` Steve Dondley
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 8+ messages in thread
From: Steve Dondley @ 2022-03-22 23:44 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: zsh-users

OK, sorry for the noise. I introduced a bug in the script which prevented any functions from getting called. Everything is good. Thanks again!

> On Mar 22, 2022, at 7:28 PM, Steve Dondley <s@dondley.com> wrote:
> 
> OK, this is semi-working. The corresponding perl function is definitely getting called. If I it has a syntax error, STDERR gets output to the screen.
> 
> But for whatever reason, I can’t get any output on STDOUT with something as simple as:
> 
> sub blah {
>    system('echo', 'hi');
> }
> 
> 
>> On Mar 22, 2022, at 5:03 PM, Mikael Magnusson <mikachu@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> On 3/22/22, Steve Dondley <s@dondley.com> wrote:
>>> So I have these two functions:
>>> 
>>> function task() {
>>>   task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@"
>>> }
>>> 
>>> function tc() {
>>>   task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@“
>>> 
>>> }
>>> 
>>> They are both wrappers for the same perl script which does its thing based
>>> on the value of $funcstack[1];
>>> 
>>> Works, but I’m wondering if I can spare myself the job remembering to create
>>> a new function for each and every new perl function I want to write.
>>> 
>>> I could write a little script to pull out the subroutine names from the perl
>>> script and dump them into a file sourced by zsh and then reload zsh.
>>> 
>>> Wondering if there might be some cool feature of zsh I don’t know about to
>>> assist with creating these functions on-the-fly.
>> 
>> You can define multiple functions like this:
>> function f1 f2 f3 f4() {
>> this body is shared by functions f1 f2 f3 and f4
>> }
>> 
>> and you can copy them like this (somewhat newer feature)
>> functions -c f1 g1
>> 
>> so if you can get all the function names in an array, you could just say:
>> task_func_names=( $(script to pull names out) )
>> function $task_func_names() {
>> task_wrapper.pl $funcstack[1] "$@"
>> }
>> 
>> -- 
>> Mikael Magnusson
>> 
> 
> 



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2022-03-22 21:09   ` Steve Dondley
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