Re: [dev] Re: [ANNOUNCE] req 1.0 - a gawk und dmenu powered plumberlike

From: Roberto E. Vargas Caballero <>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2014 20:57:59 +0200

I'm answering you in private, because I don't want to generate more
noise in the list. I have some problems reading your mail (I think we have
some understanding problem, maybe my english is not good enough).

> Take this guy's plumber conf:
> he's got about 7 rules in there.
> $ grep -e menu -e run ~/src/req/src/port.*.awk | wc
> 259 1658 19622
> That's a little different, isn't it? Those really are 259 actions, each
> set up in about two lines. Because of that number it comes with a
> menu.

I don't understand what do you want to show with this comparision. Do you want
ship your app with all these default rules?

> With req you can further match on context. E.g.: Given a word in the
> cut buffer, it'll read the currently focused x11 window's wm_name
> (possibly classify it as a file by trying to obtain it's mimetype), and
> send you to the documentation for your currently focused document's
> language.

It's sound good...

> And classification is also quite handy. It'll construct a namespace
> with the matching regex' results named. Simplifies the rules a lot!

.. but maybe is too much complex. I think that almost of the cases doesn't
need these complex features, so they can be removed and it will make it
more simple.

> All this to make it reasonable to follow the itch: Hey, i just did that
> twice, pasting something into the very same command. Let's set up a
> rule, it'll barely take me longer than doing that again.

I don't understand you here.

> ...sorry, i got carried away again. You never feel caged in your
> plumber setup? What am i missing?

I'm sorry, but I don't understand your question or where you are missed.

Roberto E. Vargas Caballero
Received on Sat May 10 2014 - 20:57:59 CEST

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