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From: Oliver Kiddle <opk@zsh.org>
To: Zsh workers <zsh-workers@zsh.org>
Subject: Re: _arguments -n / $NORMARG (was: Re: [PATCH 1/2] __arguments: New completion function for _arguments.)
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 21:24:58 +0200
Message-ID: <81257-1617996298.439634@WyT_.pTdt.VYqg> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210401223407.GG11180@tarpaulin.shahaf.local2>

On 1 Apr, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> 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.

It'd be less effort to simply drop it from the documentation or mark it
strictly deprecated. It isn't particularly needed.

> Could you elaborate on what cases «_arguments -n», as implemented, would
> cause breakage in?

I can't remember the exact details, it was a while ago that I went over
the _arguments source code. But I think you can cause issues by having
optional arguments to options and not just sets - those also produce
multiple possible states. The field in castate was being misunderstood
in general. Sorry I realize I'm being a bit vague but I don't remember
the details sufficiently.

I think I intended to fixup each of the uses of the option first before
raising the issue but I never got around to that.

Oliver


  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-09 19:25 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     ` _arguments -n / $NORMARG (was: Re: [PATCH 1/2] __arguments: New completion function for _arguments.) Daniel Shahaf
2021-04-09 19:24       ` Oliver Kiddle [this message]
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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