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bug #21315: tagnames with tilde do not work with ^], but do with :tag

Submitted by:  Gerry Fredette <gfredette>
Submitted on:  Wed 10 Oct 2007 03:29:59 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

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Wed 10 Oct 2007 09:58:43 PM UTC, comment #1:

It can be made to handle that (without modifying the
editor itself that is). Starting with 9.5m, the tag
matching from the screen uses the identifier-expr pattern
which defaults to '\w\+'. That is a buffer-mode, so
it can be changed either globally, or per-majormode.
For instance you could change it to something like


or even


to match only class::function stuff.

Thomas Dickey <dickey>
Project Administrator
Wed 10 Oct 2007 03:29:59 PM UTC, original submission:

Assume you have a file foo.cpp that contains the following:
//problem tagging to destructor
class foo {
foo::bar() { }
foo::~bar() { }

Using Exuberant ctags 5.6 using command "ctags -R --excmd=n" this source file generates tags that look like this (sans the !_ comments):

foo foo.cpp 2;" c file:
foo foo.cpp 3;" f class:foo::foo file:
~foo foo.cpp 4;" f class:foo::foo file:

Placing cursor on ~foo and hitting ^] actually tags to foo (i.e. line 2 not line 4). Entering ^A-^] gets you to line 3, but entering it a third time fails to find the destructor.

Using :tag ~foo properly gets you to line 4.

Is there any way to get ^] to not ignore the ~ character?

Gerry Fredette <gfredette>


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