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bug #41371: code auto-completion should support function names

Submitted by:  Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>
Submitted on:  Mon 27 Jan 2014 09:41:11 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  3.8.0 Operating System:  Any

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Mon 16 Jun 2014 10:25:51 AM UTC, comment #8: 

I have pushed changeset
in the gui-release branch. This changeset offers settings for including builtin and file functions into the auto completion list.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Tue 28 Jan 2014 05:46:06 PM UTC, comment #7: 

ha! you're right on spot.

can we rename this bug as a feature request: "code auto-completion should support function names".


Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>
Tue 28 Jan 2014 02:48:23 PM UTC, comment #6: 

The only suggestion I have is to make sure you type keywords, not function names. I thought it wasn't working once when I tried typing "rand" and got back nothing. Try typing "fun" or "end" into a blank document. If no popup list appears, and you are sure the preference is enabled, then this may be specific to Win 7.

Can someone else with Win 7 test whether the GUI editor keyword completion is working?

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Tue 28 Jan 2014 12:44:54 PM UTC, comment #5: 

I deleted my ~\.config\octave\qt-settings file and upon Octave restart, the bug persists.

let me know if you have any ideas to try.


Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>
Tue 28 Jan 2014 01:58:48 AM UTC, comment #4: 

Works for me with MXE build of 3.8.0 on Windows XP.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Tue 28 Jan 2014 01:28:55 AM UTC, comment #3: 

there's no popup list of suggestions at all.

tab-completion is fine.

sorry, I assumed "auto-completion" was unambiguous:

Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>
Mon 27 Jan 2014 10:25:40 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Felipe, it would be helpful if you could describe what is not working? First, I assume you mean the editor and not tab-completion in the command window right?

What isn't working? When you create a new file in the editor and type "end" do you get a popup with keywords starting with "end" or not? Are you able to type more and backspace to clear what you've typed or is the popup blocking keyboard input? Can you select items in the popup or not?

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Mon 27 Jan 2014 10:08:50 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Is this a new bug or an existing bug?

Jordi GutiƩrrez Hermoso <jordigh>
Project Administrator
Mon 27 Jan 2014 09:41:11 PM UTC, original submission:  

this is window 7.

it works for another user (same build, same windows version).

any hints on how to debug this would be appreciated.


Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>


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    Follow 8 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2014-06-16 ttl StatusNone => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2014-01-28 ttl StatusNeed Info => None
        Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows => Any
    2014-01-28 ttl Severity3 - Normal => 1 - Wish
        Item GroupOther => Feature Request
        Summarycode auto-completion not working => code auto-completion should support function names
    2014-01-27 mtmiller StatusNone => Need Info

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