Re: [code] [textadept] Removing language-specific context menus

From: Ryan Pusztai <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:35:55 -0500

Hi Mitchell,

On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 4:23 PM, Mitchell <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Background: Textadept allows language-specific modules to define a
> language-specific context menu:
> _M[lang] = {
> ... menu ...
> }
> Whenever that language is loaded, that right-click context menu is used
> instead of Textadept's default one. This was put in place long ago because
> there was no easy way to edit a menu without completely redefining it. For
> a while now Textadept has allowed users to edit
> ``, etc. directly as Lua tables. In my opinion,
> this effectively eliminates the need for the above feature. (If a
> language-module wants to add language-specific features to the context
> menu, it can do so without destroying any edits another language-specific
> module has made.)
> Unless anyone has any particularly strong objections, this change will be
> committed soon.

I am currently a user of this and I edit 2 or more languages during a
session with TA.
Are you proposing to just add things to the menu for each language and grow
the menu for each file with a different language?

Here is an example of a Lua, Python, C++, Perl file all loaded at the same

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<lua custom item1>
<lua custom item2>
<c custom item1>
<c custom item2>
<python custom item1>
<python custom item2>
<perl custom item1>
<perl custom item2>

Would it be like this?

I am not familiar with the `` property, does it
know TA default menu? This way when switching buffers you can get rid of
the other languages items and only add the language specific items.

I hope this makes sense. (I was having problems describing my questions)

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Received on Thu 22 Jan 2015 - 16:35:55 EST

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