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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] is there demand for itla?

From: Jan Hudec
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] is there demand for itla?
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 12:51:47 +0100
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On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 16:52:44 -0500, Clark McGrew wrote:
> > ITLA is the name for a proposed program which acts as an extensible,
> > interactive front end to tla.  It could be used for a long-lived
> > interactive session (like GDB), or for one shot commands.
> Most of this sounds wonderful, but I wonder if most users will want a
> long lived session.  My intuition is that most users will prefer to use
> their own command line shell (e.g. bash) and that implies providing a
> facility to implement bash command line completion.  Also, command
> startup time and ways to cache itla state between one-shot commands are
> considerations.  

Since it will contain declarative descriptions of the command, it could
provide hints to the completion about what it expects next.

In fact, I think it should contain a "complete-next-argument" function,
that would take partial command and retrun a list of possible
completions. This function should be both called internaly for
interactive completion and exposed as a command. Shell completion (of
any shell) would then just call this command to do the dirty work.

                                                 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec 

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