[Geany-Devel] Autoclose-feature

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Sat Jun 7 23:48:59 UTC 2014

On 8 June 2014 09:03, Colomban Wendling <lists.ban at herbesfolles.org> wrote:
> Le 28/05/2014 23:42, Johannes Lange a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> I am currently modifying the autoclose-feature in the following way: if
>> you type the closing character right behind the opening one, the
>> completion should be undone: ()) -> ()
>> I find this useful e.g. if you've got a non-argument function and type
>> the brackets (), or just an empty string "". IMO it's much faster to
>> type the closing character manually than pressing the "right-arrow"-key.
>> My question is whether you consider this sensible and thus if it is
>> worth creating a pull request when I am content with my changes.
> I hate the Geany builtin autocomplete feature[1], and since/if Pavel's
> plugin does the same or better, I'd love to deprecate/remove this from
> Geany's core.  So basically, no :)  You should rather contribute to
> Pavel's plugin if there are some things to polish.

I think it was noted somewhere in the past that after a period of
maturing (with polishes like this added) the plugin can become a core
plugin, at which point the core autoclose (not autocomplete) can be
deprecated or removed.


> Regards,
> Colomban
> [1] I never liked any of these kinds of autocomplete, but Geany's one is
> really terrible.
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