Re: [dwm] dietline - minimalistic readline implementation

From: pancake <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 16:31:21 +0100

Updats for dietline:

 * cursor support
   - move around the line with arrow keys
   - insert text inside the line from the cursor index
 * new keybindings
   - ^W - remove last word from cursor
   - ^H - remove a char from cursor
 * Fixups for autocompletion

Actually the autocompletion doesn't works well at all, but it performs
better than before. I have to implement the modular autocompletion
functions and after this I'll start refactoring the code to reduce LOCs
and dupped code.

I would like to make all the keybindings be configurable easily to
be able to add/remove or change the key interface in an easy way to
support vi mode and so. With some modifications would be effort-less
to write a text editor using this input-handling :)

BTW I expect to have everything done in ~500 LOCs

I don't exactly know how i'll handle special keys or utf yet, any tips?


On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 07:38:02PM +0100, pancake wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 03:13:28PM +0100, Enno Gottox Boland wrote:
> > Very nice idea. What about collecting all these "baseutilities" and
> > put them on If we can write more utilities we may get a
> > complete suckless userspace... :)
> Sure! When I implement all the basic stuff like nested autocompletions,
> emacs mode and so I'll publish a working/stable version.
> A whole suckless userspace would be really cool :)
> Maybe we can start organizing efforts for implementing it.
> --pancake
Received on Thu Jan 24 2008 - 14:53:22 UTC

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