bugWeeChat - Bugs: bug #37544, /buffer <name fragment>...


bug #37544: /buffer <name fragment> should be case insensitive

Submitted by:  Star Weaver <weaverthree>
Submitted on:  Thu 11 Oct 2012 10:04:18 AM UTC  
Category:  core commands Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  command Status:  Need Info
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Sebastien Helleu <flashcode>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  0.3.8 IRC nick:  StarWeaver

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Wed 17 Oct 2012 03:22:01 PM UTC, comment #1: 

You can use script go.py to jump to a buffer without case sensitive match, like WeeChat itself does.
Try /script install go.py, and then: /go abc
It will switch to a buffer with "abc", "Abc", "ABC", ...

WeeChat has case sensitive buffer names, so it's not planned to make case insensitive search, while all other features are case sensitive (for consistency).

If that's OK for you, I'll close this bug.

Sebastien Helleu <flashcode>
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Thu 11 Oct 2012 10:04:18 AM UTC, original submission:  

The summary says most of it; basically

/buffer abc

should match buffer "Abc" or "ABC" as well. Possibly it should take an exact case match first, if that's possible.

The reason I feel that this is a bug, is that IRC (and almost every other chat service) uses case insensitive names. For that matter, the case of the query window name might not match the person's nick if you didn't use the right case (e.g. tab completion) when starting a /query...

Star Weaver <weaverthree>


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