preliminary rubycomplete documentation for review

Doug Kearns dougkearns at gmail.com
Thu Apr 20 06:21:02 EDT 2006


On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 06:44:25PM +1000, Gavin Sinclair wrote:
> On 4/20/06, Mark Guzman <segfault at hasno.info> wrote:
> 
> > Gavin,
> > : will complete symbols. If done with no preceding text it will provide
> > a list of global symbols.
> 
> [...]
> 
> >
> >  3. After '.' or '::'                 Methods applicable to the object being
> >                                        dereferenced
> 
>  4. After ':' or ':foo'                    Symbol name (beginning with 'foo')
> 
> How does that sound?  Completing symbols is completely different to
> completing methods, so it's confusing to read them lumped together.

Sounds good to me. I've added it to doc/ft-ruby-omni.txt
 
> Completing symbols seems like a pointless feature.  When I want to
> complete a symbol, Vim's normal text completion (CTRL-P in insert
> mode) does the job just fine.  I hate to think of the processing
> involved in getting all the symbol names and narrowing it :)  Not that
> I've tried it, though.

Am I right in assuming this will be useful for rails users, in
particular?

Regards,
Doug


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