[Geany-devel] R Tags

Nick Treleaven nick.treleaven at xxxxx
Thu Nov 11 15:32:55 UTC 2010

On Thu, 11 Nov 2010 09:11:30 +1100
Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:

> > However, even if geany -g worked on .R files, the approach would be
> > difficult to apply in practice. It requires the user to specify .R
> > files, and given the structure of R packages this could be a quickly
> > become tedious. It would have been much easier if Geany accepted a
> > path in which it could recursively scan (and parse) R files. The
> > rtags() function can do that, so it might make sense to find a
> > conversion route for etags files.
> >
> Whats the structure of R packages?
> Presuming from the above that it is lot of files in nested directories
> you could use find to run geany -g on them all.  Whilst that gives you
> lots of tag files to open, I don't expect it to be too much slower
> than one huge file.
> Otherwise patches are welcome.

I'm not sure that reimplementing Unix find is something Geany should be
doing really. But documenting how to do that in the manual would
be a good idea.

Supporting CTags format is something on the TODO list.

You can 'see' the format in tagmanager/tm_tag.c in the tm_tag_write()
function. That is just called repeatedly for each tag entry in the file.


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