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From: Ray Andrews <rayandrews@eastlink.ca>
To: zsh-users@zsh.org
Subject: Re: How to complete with _arguments() depending on an option and within a loop
Date: Wed, 12 May 2021 09:14:58 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <8d6db671-b3ac-4a35-4b71-c632b04cb52d@eastlink.ca> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAH+w=7aWXbvnGdjfHYqvKovRUv8ZkZFSQ+4E6uQrjZ=q1Na6+g@mail.gmail.com>

On 2021-05-12 8:50 a.m., Bart Schaefer wrote:
> I think that a lot of the time the
> benefit is given so much weight that the effort becomes unreasonable.
And then there's the law of unintended consequences merged with Murphy's 
Law -- you end up with something very 'helpful' that you can't turn off 
in that situation where the 'help' isn't helpful *and* the complexity is 
such that the thing might break in ways that no one even anticipated.   
Think avionics like that 'helpful' stall sensor in the 737 that crashed 
two airplanes.  Not too long ago you were kind enough to help me turn 
off every bit of helpfulness in completion -- just local files please -- 
I don't have the experience to remember all the 'help' that's available 
so please don't help, it's easier to just type a few more characters.  
KISS.  Nice to have it there of course, but also nice to be able to turn 
it off.

      reply	other threads:[~2021-05-12 16:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-10 17:30 Philippe Proulx
2021-05-11 14:12 ` Daniel Shahaf
2021-05-12 13:44   ` Philippe Proulx
2021-05-12 15:11     ` Bart Schaefer
2021-05-12 15:14       ` Philippe Proulx
2021-05-12 15:50         ` Bart Schaefer
2021-05-12 16:14           ` Ray Andrews [this message]

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