On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 12:18 PM, Felipe Contreras
<felipe.contre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 4:48 PM, Marc Khouzam <marc.khou...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Felipe Contreras
>> <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>> Is it possible to just check if this is a login shell?
>>
>> I think it would be nice to allow the user to manually
>> source git-completion.tcsh, in case they want to make
>> manual modifications to it.
>
> Yeah, they could still do that... because they would be running in a
> login shell.
>
> What I meant is that if the user does: tcsh
> my_script_that_has_nothing_to_do_with_completion.sh, they would not be
> executing this whole script.

Oh, I see now.

I can put a check in the script for the existence of the $prompt variable.
This will indicate if it is a login shell or not.
However, a good .cshrc file should already have such a check to avoid
sourcing a bunch of useless things.  So, I personally think that we
should not add it to the git-completion.tcsh script but let the tcsh
user decide to do it herself.  But I don't mind being overruled :)

>> I think the most user-friendly option is to actually re-generate the
>> script each time.  It feels wrong, but it works well :)
>
> I'm not too strongly opposed to add that function to the bash
> completion, but to do it only for tcsh doesn't sound right, specially
> when there are other alternatives.

I agree, and this is why I made the proposed
__git_complete_with_output () generic.  That way it could be
used by other shells or programs.  But at this time, only tcsh
would make use of it.

If you think having __git_complete_with_output () could
be useful for others, I think we should go with solution (A).
If you don't think so, or if it is better to wait until a need
arises first, then solution (C) will work fine.

> Correct me if I'm wrong, but very few people use tcsh.

Less than I originally thought, when I started working
on this patch :-\  But I'm still hoping that the those people
will be a little happier with their git completion.

Marc

>
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