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* A way to write type-agnostic script/function runnables
@ 2019-11-25 14:22 Sebastian Gniazdowski
  2019-12-05 11:15 ` Sebastian Gniazdowski
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Sebastian Gniazdowski @ 2019-11-25 14:22 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Zsh Users

I thought that I share a way of writing runnable objects in such a way
that they can be both invoked as a script and as a function. The main
contribution is a concise method of getting the directory path where
the object is located:

# Run as script? ZSH_SCRIPT is a Zsh 5.3 addition
if [[ $0 != example-script || -n $ZSH_SCRIPT ]]; then

    # Such global variable is expected to be typeset'd -g
    # in the plugin.zsh file. Here it's restored in case
    # of the function being ran as a script
    typeset MY_PLUGIN_DIR=${0:h}

The code is also available at Zplugin's repo – it is being added as an
example object when creating a plugin with the `create' subcommand:


I wonder if one could get the directory where the function is being
located directly, without the global *_DIR parameter? Without use of
the $*trace parameters (I don't trust them;).

Sebastian Gniazdowski
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