On Wed, 20 Feb 2008 00:28:52 +0100 Tim Michelsen email@example.com wrote:
Actual calltip support (shown when typing function arguments) for more languages is on the TODO list, but is not a high priority at the moment (ideally someone familiar with each language and C would extend the current parsers).
Is there not any library that can be build upon? For instance for syntax highlighting in webpages there is geshi.
(We already have python syntax highlighting ;-))
I expect there is code that other editors may use for parsing calltips, but it can still be a fair bit of work getting the code to work with something it wasn't designed for. Maybe it doesn't support all the things Geany currently does, so you can't just replace geany_python_parser with some_other_python_parser. A more fundamental problem is the code for Python editors is probably written in Python.
Maybe there is a suitable extension to the CTags Python parser, but I haven't found it.
Just to explain the potential problems ;-)