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From: Duy Nguyen <pclouds@gmail.com>
To: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
Cc: Git List <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH/RFC] completion: complete all possible -no-<options>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2018 17:24:02 +0200
Message-ID: <CACsJy8BGs7EOYFKayL-bgvEbKOJiROF52o3SneLyG9Nm6nUngA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAPig+cRkUrdtbyGEsY=DQCDoEWTrC-9n4=vKXHEap2gokB2uQg@mail.gmail.com>

On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 7:36 AM, Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com> wrote:
> I haven't looked at the implementation, so this may be an entirely
> stupid suggestion, but would it be possible to instead render the
> completions as?
>
>     % git checkout --<tab>
>     --[no-]conflict=                   --[no-]patch
>     --[no-]detach                      --[no-]progress
>     --[no-]ignore-other-worktrees      --[no-]quiet
>     --[no-]ignore-skip-worktree-bits   --[no-]recurse-submodules
>     --[no-]merge                       --theirs
>     --[no-]orphan=                     --[no-]track
>     --ours
>
> This would address the problem of the --no-* options taking double the
> screen space.

It took me so long to reply partly because I remember seeing some guy
doing clever trick with tab completion that also shows a short help
text in addition to the complete words. I could not find that again
and from my reading (also internet searching) it's probably not
possible to do this without trickery.

> It's also more intuitive than that lone and somewhat weird-looking
> "--no-" suggestion.

It's not that weird if you think about file path completion, where you
complete one path component at a time not full path, bash just does
not show you full paths to everything.

I'm arguing about this because I want to see your reaction, because
I'm thinking of doing the very same thing for config completion. Right
now "git config <tab>" gives you two pages of all available config
variables. I'm thinking that we "git config <tab>" just shows the
groups, e.g.

> ~/w/git $ git config
add.              interactive.
advice.           log.
alias.            mailmap.
am.               man.

Only when you do "git config log.<tab>" that it shows you log.*
-- 
Duy

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Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-17 18:13 Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-04-18  3:43 ` Junio C Hamano
2018-04-18 15:08   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-04-23  5:36 ` Eric Sunshine
2018-05-08 15:24   ` Duy Nguyen [this message]
2018-05-08 16:39     ` Stefan Beller
2018-05-09  3:20     ` Aaron Schrab
2018-05-14 17:14       ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-14  3:33     ` Eric Sunshine
2018-05-14 16:39       ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-14 17:03     ` Andreas Heiduk
2018-05-14 17:26       ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-14 19:58         ` Andreas Heiduk
2018-05-27  8:38 ` [PATCH v2 0/3] " Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-05-27  8:38   ` [PATCH v2 1/3] parse-options: option to let --git-completion-helper show negative form Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-05-27  8:38   ` [PATCH v2 2/3] completion: suppress some -no- options Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-05-27  8:38   ` [PATCH v2 3/3] completion: collapse extra --no-.. options Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-05-29 18:48     ` Stefan Beller
2018-05-29 19:04       ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-06  9:41   ` [PATCH v3 0/3] ompletion: complete all possible -no-<options> Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-06-06  9:41     ` [PATCH v3 1/3] parse-options: option to let --git-completion-helper show negative form Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-06-06  9:41     ` [PATCH v3 2/3] completion: suppress some -no- options Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-06-06  9:41     ` [PATCH v3 3/3] completion: collapse extra --no-.. options Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy

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