[Geany-Devel] Autoclose-feature

Johannes Lange johannes.lange at xxxxx
Sun Jun 8 06:33:24 UTC 2014

On Sun 08 Jun 2014 01:03:06 CEST,
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.
> Regards,
> Colomban
> [1] I never liked any of these kinds of autocomplete, but Geany's one is
> really terrible.
Yes, that plugin is really nice and I think it would be a good idea to 
remove the builtin autoclose, because if someone (including me...) likes 
to use it and has this option, it's likely he does not even check if 
there is a plugin available for this job.
If you don't provide the feature, one who would like to use it will look 
for this plugin which is much more configurable.


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