[New-bugs-announce] [issue40892] IDLE: use rlcompleter suffixed for completions

Terry J. Reedy report at bugs.python.org
Sat Jun 6 15:23:27 EDT 2020

New submission from Terry J. Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu>:

Tab completions may be suffixed with ' ' (keywords), ':' (keywords)*, or '(' (callables) if one of those is required.  Ex. 'import ', 'finally:', 'len('.  Attributes may get '('.  The possible downside is needing to remove the suffix if one does not want the completion for what it is but as a prefix to a longer word.  Ex. 'imports','elsewhere', 'length'.  But this should be much less common in code.

* 'else ' should be 'else:'

With keywords added (#37765) tab list is sorted(Completer().global_match('') + list(__main__.dict__.keys())).  Whatever decide on, calculate first part once (if not already).  list.sort used preexisting order.  key are sorted.  builtins might be.

messages: 370845
nosy: terry.reedy
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: IDLE: use rlcompleter suffixed for completions

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