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From: Philippe Proulx <eeppeliteloop@gmail.com>
To: zsh-users@zsh.org
Subject: How to complete with _arguments() depending on an option and within a loop
Date: Mon, 10 May 2021 13:30:38 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAB4xu_0RM08GhVq3crr3eA0qpYumEEP5vZL5PgoFuaaY4q9JBA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)

I'm in the process of writing a Zsh completion script.

Consider this command line:

    $ prog --state=foo --meow --state=bar cola --mix --lol=34 \
           --state=foo --meow --zoom

In a Zsh completion script, how would you complete the options above,
knowing that:

* You can specify one or more _groups_.

* A group starts with the `--state` option which accepts an argument.

* The accepted options depend on the argument of the preceding `--state`

  For example:

  * With `--state=foo`, you can pass `--meow` (only once) and
    `--zoom` (only once).

  * With `--state=bar`:

    * You can pass `--mix` (only once), `--lol` (only once).

    * You must pass a non-option argument (`cola` in this example).

* Wherever you are, Zsh must always offer you the `--state` option with
  the `foo` and `bar` arguments (to restart).

I managed to implement such a completion script "manually", with the
`words` and `CURRENT` variables, compset(), and _describe() to add
completions. It works, but I feel like I'm rewriting parts of

Is there a known way to achieve this mostly with _arguments()?

Thank you,


             reply	other threads:[~2021-05-10 17:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-10 17:30 Philippe Proulx [this message]
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

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