[Eric] About Rope AutoCompletion

Detlev Offenbach detlev at die-offenbachs.de
Tue Apr 8 18:40:42 BST 2008

On Dienstag, 8. April 2008, objectref wrote:
> Hi,
> Latest Eric snapshot states that "snapshot-20080406 of the rope refactoring
> plugin released. It is an update to rope 0.8.0 and adds an alternative
> autocompletion provider for Python. "
> Does that mean that I can use an alternative autocompletion mechanism in
> Eric  ? I saw that I can select it from Settings/Refactoring (Rope)/Enable
> Autocompletion. What are the main differences from Eric default
> autocompletion mechanism at this time ?
> Thanks,
> Anthony

Default autocompletion is that provided by QScintilla2, which is based on API 
files ot the current document. The alternative a/c provided by the rope 
plugin works by analysing the source code. The way I coded the plugin is, 
that if rope a/c is activated, that is tried first. If rope doesn't give any 
completion, it falls back to the default QScintilla2 based a/c. The editor 
component in eric4 provides a hook method, which can be set by a plugin. That 
way, plugins can provide alternative a/c providers. The contribution of an 
even better a/c provider would be appreciated.

Detlev Offenbach
detlev at die-offenbachs.de

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