[plt-scheme] Word completion

From: Laurent (laurent.orseau at gmail.com)
Date: Sat Feb 20 08:00:42 EST 2010

On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 09:29, Jordan Johnson <jmj at fellowhuman.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Today (prompted by a student's penchant for impenetrably terse identifier
> names) I spent some time looking at the word completion feature in DrScheme.
>  AFAICT the only words that can be auto-completed (at least via C-/) are
> those drawn from the docs.  Is that correct?
> In searching I found some (fairly old) posts suggesting that completion
> wasn't offered for names in the program text, because recognizing defined
> names would be complicated by the presence of macros.  Is that still the
> case?
> If so, it would be Really Neat to have something like the completion I know
> & love from vim (yes, I'm a wacky vi-using schemer), where you can type the
> first few letters of a word, then use C-p and C-n to cycle through
> completions drawn from the nearest identically-prefixed words before and
> after (respectively) the insertion point.  Usually the names I want to
> complete are nearby anyway, so it works well.  Does this functionality (or
> similar) exist?

I second that.
It would probably at least be possible to add the identifiers that can be
seen in the (define ...) drop-down list, wouldn't it?
In fact, I'd personally even prefer to have only these in auto-completion
than all the ones from the docs.
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