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From: Phil Pennock <zsh-workers+phil.pennock@spodhuis.org>
To: Bart Schaefer <schaefer@brasslantern.com>
Cc: Zsh Users <zsh-users@zsh.org>
Subject: Re: More-verbose tab-completion idiom?
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 22:21:44 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YjKbOBHSJ++JZhH2@fullerene.field.pennock-tech.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAH+w=7ahY_spSUq=PqgtD1Kv6j_qQeYC_eNcaucz1_r1KUZf=w@mail.gmail.com>

On 2022-03-16 at 18:20 -0700, Bart Schaefer wrote:
> but that assumes you don't have colons or commas or braces in the keys
> or descriptions.

Alas, one of the fields is almost guaranteed to be a URL, thus
containing a colon, and all of those are fair game in the description

In case anyone is interested: while nats(1) (open-source, part of the
CNCF "NATS" project) is changing fast enough that we probably don't want
the completion shipping with zsh at this time, here's a copy of the
completion I'm using today:


The tool is one of those Golang ones which has `--completion-bash` but
not `--completion-zsh` and where with a bit of custom zsh logic we can
do a "better than stock tool" job of generating a reasonably decent and
useful completion.

(I know that I'm misusing the per-flag description by listing it twice in
this way for the two different location but I haven't yet come up with
an easier-to-maintain approach)


  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-03-17  3:07 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
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 [this message]
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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