No completion for words starting with dollar sign

Christoph Cullmann christoph at
Fri Dec 13 18:20:52 GMT 2019

On 2019-12-13 13:40, Yuri Klopovsky wrote:
> Hi!
> Long-time Kate user.
> Currently on version 19.12.0.
> I must start by saying thank you for making such an great editor.
> A couple of versions ago. Can't pinpoint exactly when. Kate stopped
> doing word completion for strings that start with '$' symbol. Not a
> big deal with C/C++, but pretty annoying if you have to write a lot of
> Bash, Perl or PHP.
> Two questions:
> 	* What's up with that? =)
> 	* Is there an xml file somewhere to control this behavior?

I think I changes something sometime ago for this.

See ktexteditor.git


commit 8d0f6ff8014cdf32be6410efa184a968ce53525a
Author: Christoph Cullmann <cullmann at>
Date:   Sun Aug 25 11:51:48 2019 +0200

     improve word completion to use highlighting to detect word 

     This allows better completion e.g. for Perl or PHP

     BUG: 360340

     Test Plan:
     Open some Perl script.


     lala_test = 1

     $lala = 2

     Now type


     You shall now get only "lala" as proposal

     Reviewers: dhaumann

     Reviewed By: dhaumann

     Subscribers: kwrite-devel, kde-frameworks-devel

     Tags: #kate, #frameworks

     Differential Revision:

> Thanks!
> ---
> Yuri

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