[plt-scheme] Re: Word completion

From: jacmoe (jacmoe at mail.dk)
Date: Sat Feb 20 10:36:25 EST 2010

I third that. :)
Using Scheme, this must be ridiculously easy to implement.
Would make DrScheme a lot better.

On Feb 20, 2:00 pm, Laurent <laurent.ors... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 09:29, Jordan Johnson <j... 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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