[Geany-devel] Geany FTW - better autocompletion

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Wed Nov 17 22:34:03 UTC 2010

On 18 November 2010 04:05, Colomban Wendling <lists.ban at herbesfolles.org> wrote:
> Le 17/11/2010 15:54, Nick Treleaven a écrit :
>> On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:32:01 +0100
>> Simone Pellegrini <spellegrini at dps.uibk.ac.at> wrote:
>>> I really like geany as it uses scintilla, the only feature I feel is
>>> missing is the intellisense like code competition for C++. I would like
>>> to ask if anyone is working on a better code competition for C++. I am
>>> not talking about ctags but something more advanced that can give me
>>> code hints on the fly without the need of rebuilding the index.
>> I don't think anyone's working on that ATM. There was some work to make
>> Geany able to parse tags from memory instead of from disk, but it
>> wasn't finished.
> Well, I had an attempt a while ago to achieve this [1], but I didn't
> finished it already. I used a small library I written for the occasion,
> called MIO [2], that replicates C's file IO functions, but allowing to
> choose between memory or file IO. This makes the tagmanager update quite
> easy.
> BTW almost everything is done, but it needs someone to check whether it
> actually work in memory and don't do some FILE I/O (if Geany correctly
> demands memory IO, and if the tagmanager doesn't do extra file IO).
> Unfortunately, I wasn't sure how to check for this... (just thinking I
> may add a debug statement in my IO object creation functions)

You could try using strace to check what file IO is being done.


> But I can try to bring this upper in my todo-list, and somebody with
> better knowledge of the tagmanager (Enrico? Nick? :D) may want to help :)
> Regards,
> Colomban
> [1] http://gitorious.org/~ban/geany/bans-geany/commits/mio-tagmanager
> [2] http://gitorious.org/mio
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