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Tab-completion of callables displays opening paren #58987

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wpettersson mannequin opened this issue May 11, 2012 · 4 comments
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Tab-completion of callables displays opening paren #58987

wpettersson mannequin opened this issue May 11, 2012 · 4 comments
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stdlib Python modules in the Lib dir type-bug An unexpected behavior, bug, or error

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wpettersson mannequin commented May 11, 2012

BPO 14782
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wpettersson mannequin commented May 11, 2012

With tab completion enabled via rlcompleter and readline, tab-completion will assume anything that is callable (by callable(val)) is going to be called. For example, the below code defines a class "CCC" that is callable and has a static function. However, typing 
>>> CC
and then pressing tab results in the following.
>>> CCC(
Note the extra parentheses. It would be nice if these weren't added if the object also has some other reasonable choices.

However, I don't know what would be "reasonable" here. Somehow we'd have to detect whether a callable class has static methods, possibly via dir() or directly checking class.__dict__ but at this point I am not comfortable enough with python to suggest decent solutions.

>>> class CCC:                                                                       
...   def __call__(self):
...     print "call"
...   @staticmethod
...   def f(a):
...     print "Static",a
... 
>>>CC<TAB>
>>>CCC(

@wpettersson wpettersson mannequin added stdlib Python modules in the Lib dir type-bug An unexpected behavior, bug, or error labels May 11, 2012
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merwok commented May 11, 2012

This annoys me too, for all callable objects actually (e.g. I type "help(someprefix" then Tab then I have to delete the "(" before typing ")" and Enter), but I think it was a deliberate change. I may have the original bug report open in a browser tab at home, I’ll check.

@merwok merwok changed the title Tabcompletion of classes with static methods and __call__ has extra bracket Tab-completion of classes displays opening paren May 11, 2012
@merwok merwok changed the title Tab-completion of classes displays opening paren Tab-completion of callables displays opening paren May 11, 2012
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bitdancer commented May 14, 2012

It's bpo-449227.

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vadmium commented May 13, 2016

FWIW, count me against the automatic brackets as well. Another way it gets in the road:

>> class C(object(. . .

In bpo-5062, Carl thought there might be a switch to turn the behaviour off. Perhaps we could add some sort of configuration option.

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