bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #34444, <TAB> complete does not work...


bug #34444: <TAB> complete does not work after transpose operator and math operator

Submitted by:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted on:  Fri 30 Sep 2011 08:33:21 PM UTC  
Category: InterpreterSeverity: 2 - Minor
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Feature Request
Status: ConfirmedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: GNU/Linux

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Tue 29 Dec 2015 05:26:21 AM UTC, comment #2:

This is fixed by v4 of the patch for bug #44095. It sets rl_completer_quote_characters each time a completion is requested, based on whether the completion appears to be a filename or a variable. It will still make mistakes on commands like
but there will be the minority.

Lachlan Andrew <lachlan>
Project Member
Mon 30 Sep 2013 04:21:12 AM UTC, comment #1:

Confirmed still present on the latest development version.

Due to the readline variable rl_completer_quote_characters, which is set indirectly in initialize_command_input:


Commenting that line out makes the tab-completion example below work, but tab-completion no longer adds an ending single-quote to a quoted filename or symbol name.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Fri 30 Sep 2011 08:33:21 PM UTC, original submission:

This is somewhat obscure but there seems to be a branch in the parser for which <TAB> complete is not recognized. The test example uses "hann<TAB>" which should auto-complete to hanning. Other examples with directories such as "/hom<TAB>" also exhibit the same problem.

Sample code

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator


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    Wed 26 Oct 2011 03:10:33 AM UTCrik5Dependencies-=>bugs #34624 is dependent

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