erc / erc-complete.el

;;; erc-complete.el --- Provides Nick name completion for ERC

;; Copyright (C) 2001, 2002, 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

;; Author: Alex Schroeder <>
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;;; Commentary:

;; This file is obsolete.  Use completion from erc-pcomplete instead.
;; This file is based on hippie-expand, while the new file is based on
;; pcomplete.  There is no autoload cookie in this file.  If you want
;; to use the code in this file, add the following to your ~/.emacs:

;; (autoload 'erc-complete "erc-complete" "Complete nick at point." t)

;;; Code:

(require 'erc)
(require 'erc-match); for erc-pals
(require 'hippie-exp); for the hippie expand stuff

(defconst erc-complete-version "$Revision$"
  "ERC complete revision.")

(defun erc-complete ()
  "Complete nick at point.
See `erc-try-complete-nick' for more technical info.
This function is obsolete, use `erc-pcomplete' instead."
  (let ((hippie-expand-try-functions-list '(erc-try-complete-nick)))
    (hippie-expand nil)))

(defgroup erc-old-complete nil
  "Nick completion.  Obsolete, use erc-pcomplete instead."
  :group 'erc)

(defcustom erc-nick-completion 'all
  "Determine how the list of nicks is determined during nick completion.
See `erc-complete-nick' for information on how to activate this.

pals:   Use `erc-pals'.
all:    All channel members.

You may also provide your own function that returns a list of completions.
One example is `erc-nick-completion-exclude-myself',
or you may use an arbitrary lisp expression."
  :type '(choice (const :tag "List of pals" pals)
		 (const :tag "All channel members" all)
		 (const :tag "All channel members except yourself"
		 (repeat :tag "List" (string :tag "Nick"))
  :group 'erc-old-complete)

(defcustom erc-nick-completion-ignore-case t
  "*Non-nil means don't consider case significant in nick completion.
Case will be automatically corrected when non-nil.
For instance if you type \"dely TAB\" the word completes and changes to
  :group 'erc-old-complete
  :type 'boolean)

(defun erc-nick-completion-exclude-myself ()
  "Get a list of all the channel members except you.

This function returns a list of all the members in the channel, except
your own nick.  This way if you're named foo and someone is called foobar,
typing \"f o TAB\" will directly give you foobar.  Use this with

(defcustom erc-nick-completion-postfix ": "
  "*When `erc-complete' is used in the first word after the prompt,
add this string when a unique expansion was found."
  :group 'erc-old-complete
  :type 'string)

(defun erc-command-list ()
  "Returns a list of strings of the defined user commands."
  (let ((case-fold-search nil))
    (mapcar (lambda (x)
	      (concat "/" (downcase (substring (symbol-name x) 8))))
	    (apropos-internal "erc-cmd-[A-Z]+"))))

(defun erc-try-complete-nick (old)
  "Complete nick at point.
This is a function to put on `hippie-expand-try-functions-list'.
Then use \\[hippie-expand] to expand nicks.
The type of completion depends on `erc-nick-completion'."
  (cond ((eq erc-nick-completion 'pals)
	 (try-complete-erc-nick old erc-pals))
	((eq erc-nick-completion 'all)
	 (try-complete-erc-nick old (append
	((functionp erc-nick-completion)
	 (try-complete-erc-nick old (funcall erc-nick-completion)))
	 (try-complete-erc-nick old erc-nick-completion))))

(defvar try-complete-erc-nick-window-configuration nil
  "The window configuration for `try-complete-erc-nick'.
When called the first time, a window config is stored here,
and when completion is done, the window config is restored
from here.  See `try-complete-erc-nick-restore' and

(defun try-complete-erc-nick-restore ()
  "Restore window configuration."
  (if (not try-complete-erc-nick-window-configuration)
      (when (get-buffer "*Completions*")
	(delete-windows-on "*Completions*"))
    (setq try-complete-erc-nick-window-configuration nil)))

(defun try-complete-erc-nick (old completions)
  "Try to complete current word depending on `erc-try-complete-nick'.
The argument OLD has to be nil the first call of this function, and t
for subsequent calls (for further possible completions of the same
string).  It returns t if a new completion is found, nil otherwise.  The
second argument COMPLETIONS is a list of completions to use.  Actually,
it is only used when OLD is nil.  It will be copied to `he-expand-list'
on the first call.  After that, it is no longer used.
Window configurations are stored in
  (let (expansion
	(alist (if (consp (car completions))
		 (mapcar (lambda (s)
			   (if (and (erc-complete-at-prompt)
				    (and (not (= (length s) 0))
					 (not (eq (elt s 0) ?/))))
			       (list (concat s erc-nick-completion-postfix))
			     (list (concat s " "))))
			 completions))) ; make alist if required
	(completion-ignore-case erc-nick-completion-ignore-case))
    (he-init-string (he-dabbrev-beg) (point))
    ;; If there is a string to complete, complete it using alist.
    ;; expansion is the possible expansion, or t.  If expansion is t
    ;; or if expansion is the "real" thing, we are finished (final is
    ;; t).  Take care -- expansion can also be nil!
    (unless (string= he-search-string "")
      (setq expansion (try-completion he-search-string alist)
	    final (or (eq t expansion)
		      (and expansion
			   (eq t (try-completion expansion alist))))))
    (cond ((not expansion)
	   ;; There is no expansion at all.
	  ((eq t expansion)
	   ;; The user already has the correct expansion.
	  ((and old (string= expansion he-search-string))
	   ;; This is the second time around and nothing changed,
	   ;; ie. the user tried to expand something incomplete
	   ;; without making a choice -- hitting TAB twice, for
	   ;; example.
	   ;; The user has found the correct expansion.
	   (he-substitute-string expansion)
	   ;; We found something but we are not finished.  Show a
	   ;; completions buffer.  Substitute what we found and return
	   ;; t.
	   (setq try-complete-erc-nick-window-configuration
	   (with-output-to-temp-buffer "*Completions*"
	     (display-completion-list (all-completions he-search-string alist)))
	   (he-substitute-string expansion)

(defun erc-at-beginning-of-line-p (point &optional bol-func)
    (funcall (or bol-func
    (equal point (point))))

(defun erc-complete-at-prompt ()
  "Returns t if point is directly after `erc-prompt' when doing completion."
  (erc-at-beginning-of-line-p (he-dabbrev-beg)))

(provide 'erc-complete)

;;; erc-complete.el ends here
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