Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#496 assigned enhancement

Show list of available functions and methods

Reported by: szabgab Owned by: azawawi
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: editor Version: 0.43
Keywords: Cc: azawawi

Description

I see many people (including myself) staring at the editor and asking "what functions are available". This might not be the right way to approach a problem but I see this happening to many people. Actually code completion plays along the same way of thinking.

So I'd like to be able to see the list of all the available functions similar to what F2 does now but also categorized.
Maybe it should have another selector (combo box) where one could select a subject, the subject could be

  • Perl 5 - string functions
  • Perl 5 - array functions
  • Perl 5 - system functions
  • HTML::Template methods etc... listing the relevant subjects so if in my project I use HTML::Template then it is listed as one of the subjects
  • We should probably make this a bit flexible, meaning that we should include some functions from some of the core modules in the list of standard functions e.g. basename() from File::Basename in the "Perl 5 - system functions".

We might even have a list of other things such as "xml" that would describe some of the ways to handle XML in perl.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by azawawi

  • Owner set to azawawi
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