On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 17:52:39 -0500, "John Gabriele" email@example.com wrote:
On Feb 18, 2008 1:55 PM, Enrico Tröger firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 14:22:01 +0000 (UTC), Tim Michelsen email@example.com wrote:
Does Geany support or will it support calltips for the following languages:
On the screenshot there are not calltips shown but usual symbol autocompletion. This is basically possible with Geany, you just need a file with known symbols(methods) of some common python classes. As you probably might have experienced, Geany already suggests you known methods in the current file while typing. Calltips are even more than this. Calltips mean the whole method/function signature, i.e. the return value and the arguments.
I'm not really sure how Geany handles calltips. The docs seem to blur the line between tags and calltips.
Calltips are shown with Ctrl-Alt-Space inside a function's argument list, between the "()". They show the whole function signature, including the function's return value and the full argument list. This is a _tip_ on how to _call_ the function.
Tags are just any kind of symbols in source code.These can be functions, (global) variables, preprocessor macros, classes, methods, members, interfaces, whatever (maybe other programing language dependent things).
Having such a simple calltips system could be interesting. Users could write their own calltips files for anything, for example, for commands that they're always forgetting syntax for (for any filetype). Or they could write scripts to parse their own custom formats creating tips files. Seems like this sort feature would be pretty easy to implement
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I'm in doubt whether this is really "pretty easy to implement". Maybe, hopefully, I'm wrong. But
About the general "bubbletips": this can be indeed done without too much effort. there is also some code which takes (in C files) macros and other globally defined stuff and put it in a "user list" (Scintilla term) which looks like and works like the usual symbol auto completion list. However, this code wasn't touched for a very long time and as far as I remember it was never finished by me ;-(. But we could skip the current behaviour of reading some macros and similar unuseful things and instead, read a user's global list(maybe per filetype) of "tips". That is, you create a file with some text per line and each line will be shown in a list inside Geany similar to the usual symbol auto completion. If the above is desired, patches are welcome ;-). I won't work on this in the next months. Even better would be to solve this by a plugin. This is not yet possible due to missing keybinding support and because there is not yet a "char added" signal. Both will come in the near future.