[Geany-devel] Calltip and autocomplete interaction

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at xxxxx
Mon Jul 27 11:48:20 UTC 2009

On Mon, 27 Jul 2009 11:36:13 +1000, Lex wrote:

>2009/7/26 Frank Lanitz <frank at frank.uvena.de>:
>> On Fri, 24 Jul 2009 20:26:54 +0200
>> Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 24 Jul 2009 21:42:03 +1000, Lex wrote:
>>> Hey,
>>> >>>When typing a function call, the calltip is shown when the '(' is
>>> >>>typed.  It is then replaced by autocomplete suggestions as the
>>> >>>parameter is typed.  If the autocomplete is accepted then the
>>> >>>calltip is re-displayed, but if the autocomplete is not accepted,
>>> >>>such as by typing ',' then the tooltip is not re-displayed, very
>>> >>>annoying.  I know I can re-display it manually by twisting my
>>> >>>fingers into a knot ;-) but automatic would be better.
>>> >>
>>> >> You know you can re-configure the keybinding for showing
>>> >> calltips :)
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> >Yeah, but running out of keycodes, too many functions in Geany ;-)
>>> >anyway don't need to now :-)
>>> We definitely need keyboards with way more than 105 keys, basic
>>> design failure :).
>> Would this a good point to mention that I like to have emacs
>> keybinding feeling? ;)
>http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/   best damn emacs emulation I
>know :-D
>Seriously though, it is because people are different that
>configurability of UIs is important.  Emacs sequences are a perfectly
>valid solution to the problem.  Unfortunately the GTK infrastructure
>doesn't seem to support sequences as shortcuts.

And its meant to be used differently. There are different goals. So,
please stop talking about making Geany emacs-like.
There is just no point in and so only wasted time talking about it.


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