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From: Bart Schaefer <schaefer@brasslantern.com>
To: Mikael Magnusson <mikachu@gmail.com>
Cc: Marlon Richert <marlon.richert@gmail.com>,
	Zsh hackers list <zsh-workers@zsh.org>
Subject: Re: Why is an 'x' appended in _prefix completer?
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2023 09:48:45 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAH+w=7Z7Xm-HkwJmWB8ZuUJ5EnU1Sbg3_tH7AevXtYV+bDE0ww@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHYJk3TpbOxurP-gVBsKLRj8NayCCVJENOK37c5UrDo6fvFQYw@mail.gmail.com>

On Wed, Mar 8, 2023 at 4:49 AM Mikael Magnusson <mikachu@gmail.com> wrote:
> See the comment above addx() in zle_tricky.c and get_comp_string() (i
> don't actually recommend looking at this code).

I always wondered why Sven chose to use "x" instead of, say, something
out-of-band / non-printable.  I guess with metafication etc. maybe
there wasn't any such thing.

Anyway, as I recall it, the point of the extra character is to help
completion distinguish the position of word breaks when completing
somewhere other than at end of line.

  reply	other threads:[~2023-03-08 17:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-03-08 10:32 Marlon Richert
2023-03-08 12:48 ` Mikael Magnusson
2023-03-08 17:48   ` Bart Schaefer [this message]
2023-03-09  9:21     ` Peter Stephenson
2023-03-09 15:29       ` Bart Schaefer
2023-04-11  9:49 Marlon Richert

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