[wingide-users] Hacking .pi files for better code completion

Tim Mitchell t.mitchell at aranz.com
Tue May 13 15:29:00 MDT 2008


I have some enumerated types (using my own variant on the enum package), 
for example:

TIME_UNITS = enum("Undefined", "Seconds", "Minutes", "Hours", "Days", 
LENGTH_UNITS = enum("Undefined", "Feet", "Metres", "Centimetres")

The enum function creates a class instance with attributes for each 
value. e.g.

Unfortunately there is no way for any source analyser to know this 
(without running the code). 

Is there a way I can hack the .pi file to provide code completion for 
these enumerated types? There will be alot of them (eventually).
I was thinking of something along the lines of running the file with the 
enumerated types and generating a pi file from the module dict.  (this 
would work because the attributes will then exist on the objects).


Tim Mitchell
Software Engineer
Applied Research Associates (NZ) Ltd. (www.aranz.com)
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