I have moved to Emacs due to its diversity and yes...it simply Rocks! I have one final thing to resolve. I mostly program in python and it is a great feature to auto complete a function with its parentheses and the arguments "pre-entered", then just tab through them to fill in the right variables. Also what I really like is the documentation pop-up while auto completing. The last desired feature is the function lookup in a library (eg. os.path.j will find join) I have achieved all features: documentation pop-up and library function lookup via Jedi or Anaconda. The function completion with parentheses and arguments via Gtags. The problem is this:

company popup with jedi and gtags

The top line is from Gtags (full auto complete with parentheses and arguments, no documentation pop-up). The second line is from Jedi (documentation, but no full auto complete). I have been searching the web for several hours with no luck so far.

The question is: can Company or Auto-complete be smarter about it and realize that they have the same function completion data and merge them into a single line providing documentation and full completion? Thus providing a smarter and better user experience?

Sub-question: Is there a way to store all the gtags files generated per project all in one place, rather than those files existing in every project?

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Regarding argument expansion, you should file a feature request at company-jedi (or company-anaconda!).

And about files generated by gtags, I don't think you want that. You'll have to teach every tool that uses them about the "one place" directory. But setting GTAGSLIBPATH might help with that.

  • Thanks for an answer, that is very helpful. So basically at this stage there is no feature for Python to have a argument expansion and docs at the same time (in one line I mean, like semantic in c++) ? Sep 6, 2016 at 23:09
  • Not to my knowledge, at least.
    – Dmitry
    Sep 6, 2016 at 23:38
  • Oh! And thanks for the Ggtags tip. That is indeed a fair point. Sep 8, 2016 at 18:24

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