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bug #48317: tab autocomplete doesn't complete local functions

Submitted by:  Lachlan Andrew <lachlan>
Submitted on:  Sun 26 Jun 2016 10:56:27 AM UTC  
Category:  Interpreter Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  Lachlan Andrew <lachlan>
Originator Name:  Lachlan Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Sun 24 Jul 2016 03:09:22 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Ooops, I think I was wrong about the autocompletion problem.  I was just trying something like

octave> libinterp/<TAB>


octave> ls libinterp/<TAB>

which does work.  So the fact that directory completion is context dependent was confusing me.  But I think it's fine that it is context dependent.

Closing this report since the original issue seems to be fixed.


John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Sat 23 Jul 2016 10:41:35 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I edited the commit message and checked in this changeset here:


Lachlan: It seems like completion of subdirectories doesn't work now, but it also doesn't seem to be related to the last two completion changesets of yours that I committed.  Hmm.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Sun 26 Jun 2016 10:56:27 AM UTC, original submission:  

Tab completes global function names, but does not complete the names of local functions currently in scope.

To reproduce this bug, create foo.m containing

function foo

function inner_function

Type 'foo', and at the prompt type 'inner_f<TAB>'.  Notice that it does not complete, even though inner_function is in scope.

I have a patch, which I'll submit once I get the patch number.

Lachlan Andrew <lachlan>In charge of this item.


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    Follow 5 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2016-07-24 jwe StatusPatch Submitted => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2016-06-26 lachlan Attached File- => Added bug_48317_tab_complete_local.cset, #37589
        StatusNone => Patch Submitted
        Originator Name => Lachlan

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