Review Request 112787: Completion filtering: Abbreviation expansion and "contains" filtering

Sven Brauch svenbrauch at
Sat Oct 19 21:53:49 UTC 2013

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(Updated Oct. 19, 2013, 9:53 p.m.)

Review request for Kate and KDevelop.


Correct the remaining issues, and add a simple negative test

Repository: kate


(I'll put this up here for discussion, I think a bit more work is required before submission.)

This patch implements less restrictive rules for completion list filtering. Currently, an item is only displayed if it starts with the typed text. In addition to that, I'd like to allow:

 1) Abbreviation expansion; see first screnshot. This matches entries where the entered text matches the (beginning of) the camelCased or under_scored entry name's first letters.

 2) Match if the entry only contains the word. This probably needs a bit of thinking to not disrupt existing workflows. My current solution only uses this filter if the length of the entered text is 4 or more characters.

What do you think?

Do you think this should be configurable?

Diffs (updated)

  part/completion/katecompletionmodel.h 088ac1988b0a591dc11466c4060d2c69196a544b 
  part/completion/katecompletionmodel.cpp accd5e4adce12c7d2d4e7a69e4746d89d24bdf4a 
  tests/codecompletiontestmodel.h c33a20004273149580659537dc1a7e5c6baec266 
  tests/codecompletiontestmodel.cpp 5d77c0478ce3956b016a35ce9c5a7b54798e2b83 
  tests/completion_test.h 0999fe144431677514876a2782c8acfddcdabe08 
  tests/completion_test.cpp 5bc4d2c8b7cbd06c17888cecf12ba076b3ec7c3d 



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abbreviation expansion
"contains" matching (if length > 3)


Sven Brauch

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