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From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name>
To: Zsh workers <zsh-workers@zsh.org>
Subject: _arguments -n / $NORMARG (was: Re: [PATCH 1/2] __arguments: New completion function for _arguments.)
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2021 22:34:07 +0000
Message-ID: <20210401223407.GG11180@tarpaulin.shahaf.local2> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210401173305.GB11180@tarpaulin.shahaf.local2>

Daniel Shahaf wrote on Thu, Apr 01, 2021 at 17:33:05 +0000:
> Oliver Kiddle wrote on Thu, Apr 01, 2021 at 14:53:02 +0200:
> > You wrote:
> > > +    '-n[set $NORMARG]' \
> > 
> > -n should not be used, it is fundamentally broken and will never be
> > fixed because the right answer to $NORMARG as it is defined can be a
> > list of possibilities. It grabs an internal variable from the first
> > element of a linked-list and dumps it out. The problem it was added to
> > solve would have had better solutions.
> > 
> > Could hide it with ! or add a comment.
> > 
> I'll add !, and we should document that in the manual too if it isn't
> already.

The manual doesn't already include such a warning, but I don't
understand how exactly $NORMARG is broken, so I can't document that.
Could you elaborate on what cases «_arguments -n», as implemented, would
cause breakage in?

The comment above the definition of the linked list's type (struct
castate) says the list comprises one node per set.  Does that refer to
_arguments option sets?  If so, perhaps -n is fine to use so long as
option sets aren't also used?



  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-01 22:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-01  0:00 [PATCH 1/2] __arguments: New completion function for _arguments Daniel Shahaf
2021-04-01  0:00 ` [PATCH 2/2] ___arguments: New completion function for __arguments Daniel Shahaf
2021-04-01 12:53 ` [PATCH 1/2] __arguments: New completion function for _arguments Oliver Kiddle
2021-04-01 17:33   ` Daniel Shahaf
2021-04-01 22:34     ` Daniel Shahaf [this message]
2021-04-09 19:24       ` _arguments -n / $NORMARG (was: Re: [PATCH 1/2] __arguments: New completion function for _arguments.) Oliver Kiddle
2021-04-09 22:52         ` Daniel Shahaf
2021-04-02 23:58     ` [PATCH 1/2] __arguments: New completion function for _arguments Oliver Kiddle
2021-04-10 20:41       ` Lawrence Velázquez
2021-04-13 11:28         ` Daniel Shahaf
2021-04-17 12:25       ` Daniel Shahaf

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