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CompletionProposal.getCompletion() dead code? [message #645399] Fri, 17 December 2010 02:09
Carl Knight is currently offline Carl KnightFriend
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Registered: December 2010
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I have installed Dynamic Languages Toolkit - Core Frameworks Source Code 2.0.0.v20100518-1923-7L--EAAoOVMSMc4AWEvJ

My outline view shows method arguments and return types. The code completion only shows return types. It looks like method arguments are supposed to be built on the fly in CompletionProposal.getCompletion() (org.eclipse.dltk.core)

There appear to be two reasons why this is not working:

1. org.eclipse.dltk.ui.text.completion.ScriptCompletionProposal Collector.createMethodReferenceProposal (unlike createMethodDeclarationProposal) never calls CompletionProposal.getCompletion().
2. Even if it did call CompletionProposal.getCompletion(), the code to build the list of parameters is dead. I can only find three assignments to updateCompletion and they all set it to false...

	private boolean updateCompletion = false;

	public String getCompletion() {
		if (this.completionKind == METHOD_DECLARATION) {
			if (this.updateCompletion) {
				this.updateCompletion = false;

... so everything in this if is dead... and then a little later on in the same method...
		} else if (this.completionKind == METHOD_REF) {
			if (this.updateCompletion) {
				this.updateCompletion = false;

...and everything here is dead too.

Just so happens the dead code builds the parameter list.

Should I be using something else instead? If so what? Seems rather inconvenient that I can't use this code to build the parameter list for code completion if this is by design.

Thanks in advance.

- Carl.
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