[Geany-devel] Real-time tag parsing (again) (was Geany FTW - better autocompletion)

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at xxxxx
Sun Jan 30 13:44:47 UTC 2011

On Sun, 30 Jan 2011 14:22:49 +0100, Colomban wrote:

>Le 30/01/2011 14:02, Enrico Tröger a écrit :
>> On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 23:44:26 +0100, Colomban wrote:
>>> Still me...
>>> In a close topic, I just found how to fix the suffix of anonymous
>>> strucs/enums symbols in C-style languages, patch attached.
>> Fix the suffix? What was wrong?
>The number used as suffix for anonymous structures and unions. It
>currently always increase and is never reset to 0. It's not a real
>problem, but it the tag list get update in live-time, it grows very
>fast and easily reaches 1000, 5000 or worst -- only depends on the
>number of reparsing and anonymous enum/structs in the file.

Ah ok. Thanks for clarifying.

>>> However, I wonder why it was like it was before, was there a reason?
>>> I mean, the variable (contextual_fake_count) pas properly
>>> initialized, but in initialize*Parser() (which is called only once
>>> per language). I feel weird about this being an accident... I see 3
>>> possibilities:
>>> 1) it was actually an accident, fixing it is good;
>>> 2) the behavior of the tagmanager changed and initialise*Parser()
>>> was used to be called before each parse, so fixing it is good;
>>> 3) it was intentional for some reasons, so "fixing" it is probably
>>> wrong.
>>> As a possible reason for 3, I'd think that it was perhaps to avoid
>>> having two anonymous symbols with the same name in a workspace. But
>>> I don't see why it'd be a problem to have those "conflicts", since
>>> name clash is not an issue with the TM workspace...
>>> What do you know/think?
>> Not sure.
>> If I read the SVN log correctly, Nick committed it as backport of
>> Anjuta code (svn diff -r1194:1195).
>Right, thanks for finding the commit! :)
>However, it doesn't easily tell which of the 3 possibilities is the
>one, maybe initialize*Parser() used to be called before each and every
>parsing. Or maybe Anjuta uses a separate process for tag parsing, in
>which case it isn't a concern since it is automatically reset between

No idea, sorry.
But I guess you tested your fix and didn't find any problems? If so, I
think we should apply it.


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