[code] [textadept] New Filter Format

From: Mitchell <m.att.foicica.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 17:15:11 -0500 (EST)


On Tue, 16 Oct 2018, johannes wrote:

> Hi Mitchell,
> is it possible to add some kind of whitelist to the filter of 'find_in_files'
> ? E.g. parameters like 'included_dirs' and 'included_extensions'.
> For example if you have a library folder to search through, e.g.
> dir='/path/to/lib'. Then only files with extension in 'included_extensions'
> and dirs in 'included_dirs' would be take into account. 'included_dirs' would
> be like this: {'/path/to/lib/subfolder1', '/path/to/lib/subfolder2'}.
> As an alternative it would be ok, to add an boolean parameter 'whitelist' to
> the filter. If false, then the filter behaviour is like now. If true, all
> filters would be inverted.

I've committed a new filter[1] format that should be flatter and more intuitive. It will be in the next nightly build. From the new LuaDoc:

   A filter consists of Lua patterns that match file and directory paths to
   include or exclude. Exclusive patterns begin with a '!'. If no inclusive
   patterns are given, any path is initially considered. As a convenience,
   file extensions can be specified literally instead of as a Lua pattern
   (e.g. '.lua' vs. '%.lua$'), and '/' also matches the Windows directory
   separator ('[/\\]' is not needed).

For example, a simple filter that accepts only '.lua' and '.c' files would look like this:

   local filter = {'.lua', '.c'}

A filter that rejects anything in a directory called 'build', but accepts everything else might look like this:

   local filter = {'!/build'} -- or simply '!/build' without the {}

A filter that looks for only '.lua' files within the directories 'foo/bar' and 'baz/quux' might look like this:

   local filter = {'.lua', 'foo/bar', 'baz/quux'}

Finally, a filter that looks for anything other than '.luac' files within those same directories might look like this:

   local filter = {'!.luac', 'foo/bar', 'baz/quux'}

Essentially, any inclusive patterns (patterns that do not begin with '!') are treated as logical OR and any exclusive patterns (patterns that begin with '1') are treated as logical AND. The order of filter items does not matter though.

I hope this all makes sense.

For the sake of compatibility, Textadept should be able to handle the old-style filter format, but it will warn you with a dialog that you should update your filters. That dialog provides a stack trace to pinpoint where the filter is coming from.


[1]: https://foicica.com/hg/textadept/rev/5fd6b6d188bf

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Received on Mon 26 Nov 2018 - 17:15:11 EST

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