Commit ea0ff314 authored by Chong Yidong's avatar Chong Yidong

* doc/lispref/minibuf.texi (Programmed Completion): Document metadata method.

(Completion Variables): Document completion-category-overrides.
parent c8bf3227
2012-04-06 Chong Yidong <cyd@gnu.org>
* minibuf.texi (Programmed Completion): Document metadata method.
(Completion Variables): Document completion-category-overrides.
2012-04-05 Chong Yidong <cyd@gnu.org>
* anti.texi (Antinews): Rewrite for Emacs 23.
* minibuf.texi (Programmed Completion): Document metadata method.
2012-04-04 Chong Yidong <cyd@gnu.org>
* minibuf.texi (Programmed Completion): Remove obsolete variable
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......@@ -1575,12 +1575,10 @@ completion behavior.
@cindex completion styles
@defopt completion-styles
The value of this variable is a list of completion styles to use for
performing completion. A @dfn{completion style} is a set of rules for
generating completions.
Each style listed in this variable must be one of those defined in
@code{completion-styles-alist}.
The value of this variable is a list of completion style (symbols) to
use for performing completion. A @dfn{completion style} is a set of
rules for generating completions. Each symbol in occurring this list
must have a corresponding entry in @code{completion-styles-alist}.
@end defopt
@defvar completion-styles-alist
......@@ -1588,15 +1586,16 @@ This variable stores a list of available completion styles. Each
element in the list has the form
@example
(@var{name} @var{try-completion} @var{all-completions} @var{doc})
(@var{style} @var{try-completion} @var{all-completions} @var{doc})
@end example
@noindent
Here, @var{name} is the name of the completion style (a symbol), which
may be used in @code{completion-styles-alist} to refer to this style;
@var{try-completion} is the function that does the completion;
@var{all-completions} is the function that lists the completions; and
@var{doc} is a string describing the completion style.
Here, @var{style} is the name of the completion style (a symbol),
which may be used in the @code{completion-styles} variable to refer to
this style; @var{try-completion} is the function that does the
completion; @var{all-completions} is the function that lists the
completions; and @var{doc} is a string describing the completion
style.
The @var{try-completion} and @var{all-completions} functions should
each accept four arguments: @var{string}, @var{collection},
......@@ -1622,6 +1621,31 @@ listing completions, via the @var{all-completions} functions.
description of the available completion styles.
@end defvar
@defopt completion-category-overrides
This variable specifies special completion styles and other completion
behaviors to use when completing certain types of text. Its value
should be a list of the form @code{(@var{category} . @var{alist})}.
@var{category} is a symbol describing what is being completed;
currently, the @code{buffer} and @code{file} categories are defined,
but others can be defined via specialized completion functions
(@pxref{Programmed Completion}). @var{alist} is an association list
describing how completion should behave for the corresponding
category. The following alist keys are supported:
@table @code
@item styles
The value should be a list of completion styles (symbols).
@item cycle
The value should be a value for @code{completion-cycle-threshold}
(@pxref{Completion Options,,, emacs, The GNU Emacs Manual}) for this
category.
@end table
@noindent
Additional alist entries may be defined in the future.
@end defopt
@defvar completion-extra-properties
This variable is used to specify extra properties of the current
completion command. It is intended to be let-bound by specialized
......@@ -1706,9 +1730,48 @@ This specifies a @code{completion-boundaries} operation. The function
should return @code{(boundaries START . END)}, where START is the
position of the beginning boundary in the specified string, and END is
the position of the end boundary in SUFFIX.
@item metadata
This specifies a request for information about the state of the
current completion. The function should return an alist, as described
below. The alist may contain any number of elements.
@end table
@noindent
If the flag has any other value, the completion function should return
@code{nil}.
@end itemize
The following is a list of metadata entries that a completion function
may return in response to a @code{metadata} flag argument:
@table @code
@item category
The value should be a symbol describing what kind of text the
completion function is trying to complete. If the symbol matches one
of the keys in @code{completion-category-overrides}, the usual
completion behavior is overridden. @xref{Completion Variables}.
@item annotation-function
The value should be a function for @dfn{annotating} completions. The
function should take one argument, @var{string}, which is a possible
completion. It should return a string, which is displayed after the
completion @var{string} in the @samp{*Completions*} buffer.
@item display-sort-function
The value should be a function for sorting completions. The function
should take one argument, a list of completion strings, and return a
sorted list of completion strings. It is allowed to alter the input
list destructively.
@item cycle-sort-function
The value should be a function for sorting completions, when
@code{completion-cycle-threshold} is non-@code{nil} and the user is
cycling through completion alternatives. @xref{Completion Options,,,
emacs, The GNU Emacs Manual}. Its argument list and return value are
the same as for @code{display-sort-function}.
@end table
@defun completion-table-dynamic function
This function is a convenient way to write a function that can act as
programmed completion function. The argument @var{function} should be
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