[Geany-Users] Geany custom tags problems!

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Tue Aug 23 21:47:36 UTC 2016

On 24 August 2016 at 07:07, Rue Sixteen <thule.arch at gmail.com> wrote:
> Amazing. Thanks for such a quick response. I put tag_parser=COBOL and
> restarted Geany. Now it works. Now I need to go and expand the tag file with
> all the words I wanted :-)
> I haven't seen a simpleton tutorial anywhere where this is detailed as a
> step by step. May be I will write one and post it somewhere.

Suggest to post here https://wiki.geany.org/


> Thanks again for rapid response and help.
> On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 3:54 PM, Colomban Wendling
> <lists.ban at herbesfolles.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Le 23/08/2016 à 22:33, Rue Sixteen a écrit :
>> > […]
>> >
>> > As can be seen filetype txt is accepted, txt.txt.tags is loaded. However
>> > it seems to be loaded for file type (txt) where as my text files come up
>> > as txt (UTF-8).
>> That's alright, the filetype is still "txt", the part "(UTF-8)" is the
>> character encoding used to load the file.
>> > Needless to say my tags from autocompletion don't show
>> > up. However when I tried to set the file type to php manually and saved
>> > the tag file as php.php.tags it worked. The same with setting manual
>> > type of "txt" and loading txt.txt.tags does not work!
>> Interesting.  You're hitting a subtle limitation that we should probably
>> handle better: we cannot use tags if they are not associated with a tag
>> parser (which is different from a filetype).
>> To work around this, you can set the `tag_parser` key in the
>> `[settings]` section of your custom filetype to the name of another
>> filetype that already has a tag parser.  This way, your tags will have a
>> proper "language" set on them and will be usable.  I suggest to use a
>> tag parser that you don't otherwise use and doesn't have other tags yet,
>> so you won't get unexpected completions.  I can suggest Ferite, Tcl,
>> COBOL, etc. -- anything you don't use and that have a tag parser.
>> Regards,
>> Colomban
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