Re: [code] Updated proposal for better ctags support

From: Carlos Pita <>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 22:03:11 -0300

Hi, Mitchell, I would like to know your opinion about what follows. Ctags
has some support for matching variable definitions (even local ones, for
some languages). Although not perfect this could be useful to heuristically
rank completions according to scopes inferred from definitions near the
cursor (with some help from the language module in order to map each
definition to a scope, say a=1 to Integer). But maybe the existent lpeg
grammars are better suited for finding the near cursor definitions than
ctags. I've done no research on this possibility yet so I would like to
hear your advice first, in case it were an obvious dead end.


On Jul 4, 2014 12:41 PM, "Carlos Pita" <> wrote:
> >> to call the GtkBuilder passing it a glade file without writing C at
> > Maybe with Textadept's LuaJIT version?
> For the time being I've discarded the richer code-browser gui-based
> dialog approach, but I still believe GtkBuilder support could be a
> very flexible feature for gui only extension modules. I'm not sure how
> difficult is to get this working 100% lua, but I will take a look at
> it in the near future.
> > Textredux[1] might be an option for such a tool -- it has a simple ctags
> > module [2] (based on code Mitchell posted on the Wiki a long time ago)
> for
> > navigation.
> Thank you for the suggestion, Robert. textredux is not the best fit
> for the autocompletion functionality but I will consider extending it
> with a jump-to-def text-based dialog, as an alternative to the
> filteredlist one.
> Cheers
> --
> Carlos
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