[Bash-completion-devel] Bug#467231: Bug#467231: bash-completion: Is there some problem using this patch?

David Paleino dapal at debian.org
Thu Jul 22 21:13:29 UTC 2010

On Thu, 22 Jul 2010 21:28:44 +0100, Reuben Thomas wrote:

> As far as I can see, the only additional programming needed to make
> this patch usable is to have a bash-completion hook that can run the
> dynamic update script whenever a package that supplies completions is
> installed or removed. Is help needed with this?

No, thanks :)
The problem is not the hook (this is really distro-specific), but not diverging
from upstream.

> It would be great to see this in Debian, as can confirm, having been pointed
> to it by Francis earlier today, that it does indeed give a significant
> speedup, and removes an annoying delay with opening a new terminal window or
> tab.

We (upstream) are planning dynamic completion for bash-completion 3.0 [0].
I think this will be done mainly by Freddy Vulto (upstream of
bash-completion-lib), and, AFAICS, it's a different approach from the one
proposed in this bugreport. However, I'm CCing Freddy to hear his opinion --
he surely has a deeper insight on the issue than me.


[0]: http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/BashCompletion/Proposals/Roadmap

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