Minor patch for Linux Man Pages
- Hi. I have been testing SciTe again and I have found a couple of
possible improvements for Microemacs:
-Autocompletion (triggered by ctrl+enter or similar), where it gives
you a list of the possible completions. These completions are taken
from a file (language.completion or similar) where it lists all the
possible values and they are presented as a on-screen list, like the
one that appears when right-clicking, changes as you type. If you want
to select you use up and down and then enter to select, enter selects
whatever it is selected by default.
-API "calltips". Add another file with the call convention for
functions. As soon as you type the function name it and press "(" (or "
(", it displays a read-only mini-window (1 line high or two if it
doesn't fit on the screen) on the line below with the details on how to
call the function (arguments and description). If we call it
"$language.api" we can even use the SciTE ones.
These two things are very helpful in all languages, but specially for
languages like PHP that have a very inconsistent API (was it
preg_replace or pregreplace what arguments go first, the array name or
the element name?).
I assume that we can fuse the two lists together in one (the api
The format of the SciTE php.api is 1 function per line, starting with
the function name, the arguments in brackets and the description. EG:
abs(mixed number) Absolute value
acos(float arg) Arc cosine
Just one more thing, if you think that I should stop making
requests/suggestions like this, please let me know. I would do it
myself but I have no idea on how ME macros work nor do I have the time
at the moment.
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- Yes. I would also find this feature useful.
While we are at it, please allow me to make another
request: I'd like to be able to drag'n drop files
from the GNOME Nautilus File Manager on top of the me
window and have me automatically open the file. The
same should also happen for the KDE folks with
On the Windows version it happens---this is because on
Windows there is one consistent (although pretty
crappy) API that works with all applications. Not
sure about how sophisticated the X11 API is, but alas,
its not consistent among all the X applications.
I do know that freedesktop.org has some proposal and
implemntation regarding consistent drag'n drop stuff.
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- Maybe check out the abbrevs functionality. It's kind of in that direction.
Salman Khilji wrote:
> Yes. I would also find this feature useful.--
Thomas Hundt <tom@...> +1-415-867-6698