Re: [PATCH 02/12] completion: simplify __gitcomp

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2012/4/8 SZEDER Gábor <szeder@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Sun, Apr 08, 2012 at 06:07:49AM +0300, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> The suffix is never used.
> The suffix was used to offer completion after 'git config
> branch.<TAB>' ending with a period.  It is not used by git's
> completion script anymore, because nowadays this case is handled by
> the __gitcomp_nl helper() function.
> However, users can provide custom completion functions to their
> aliases or additional git commands, and there might be a custom
> completion function out there that passes a suffix to __gitcomp().

Yes, there _might_ be, and they would have to be fixed; APIs change.
However, this is highly theoretical, what suffix could anybody
possibly want? I believe __gitcomp_1 already does the job of adding
sensible suffixes, and there's nothing else anybody else could
possibly want.

In any case, shouldn't compgen -S "${4-}" do the trick?

> We don't want to break those custom completion functions, so I think
> the suffix should stay.

So we should never make any cleanups because some custom completion
functions might theoretically break? I think at some point we need to
accept that nobody is using this argument anyway (and they should).


Felipe Contreras
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