68896Re: [Patch] Refine listed tags with regex
- Mar 29, 2013On 29-Mar-2013 Cody Cutler <ccutler@...> wrote:
> Hello list. The attached patch allows optional regexs to be passed toI haven't tested your patch but it reminds me of a patch I prepared some
> :tj and friends. these regexs is then used to further refine available
> tags before they are printed.
> This patch is useful when you have many tags for a single identifier.
> For example, suppose a large C++ project has initialize() methods for
> 100s of classes. Going through the list of tags printed by :tj is
> tedious. Most of the time I know additional information about the
> identifier I am looking for like the containing object type or source
> filename. The text after the '/' in the argument is used as a regex
> (unless a '/' is the first character of the tag identifier, then the
> text after the second '/' is used) to match against the "other" tag
> fields (which often contains the containing type name). If a '!' is
> present, text after it is used to match against filenames. With this
> patch you can type:
> :tj initialize/SomeClass
> to list all tags that also contain "SomeClass" in their "other" fields
> :ts initialize/!arch/amd64
> to list all tags matching initialize that contain "arch/amd64" in the
> containing file's pathname. Or a mix:
> :ts initialize/SomeClass!arch/amd64
> The '/' and '!' characters were chosen somewhat arbitrarily--I'm not
> sure if they are a safe choice.
> Any comments are appreciated.
2 years ago. You could search the list archives for a feature called
'tagfunc' which with the awesome SmartTag vim script by Robert Webb I've
been happily using ever since.
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