Quick access to echo kakoune state


#1

I often have the need to inspect the content of an option or a value.
It happens mainly while working on a new kak script or debugging one.

The repetitive task of typing the :echo %foo{ prefix can be quite cumbersome, so I ended up with these few shortcuts.
It does not really deserve a proper plugin, but you may find this snippet useful:

declare-user-mode echo

map global echo o ':echo %opt{'        -docstring 'opt'
map global echo O ':echo -debug %opt{' -docstring 'opt debug'
map global echo r ':echo %reg{'        -docstring 'reg'
map global echo R ':echo -debug %reg{' -docstring 'reg debug'
map global echo s ':echo %sh{'         -docstring 'sh'
map global echo S ':echo -debug %sh{'  -docstring 'sh debug'
map global echo v ':echo %val{'        -docstring 'val'
map global echo V ':echo -debug %val{' -docstring 'val debug'

map global user e ': enter-user-mode echo<ret>'

#2

How about:

map global echo o ':echo %opt{}<left>'

…so the closing brace is already there for you?


#3

Great! That’s even better. Forgot about this trick. Thanks @Screwtapello


#4

I suspect you could use prompt and set up autocomplete for each, but I’m not familiar enough with wiring and expansion to figure out how to make that work.

-Jason


#5

That was supposed to be “quoting and expansion”. This works, though I feel it could be simpler:

prompt 'option name>' %{eval %sh{ printf 'echo %%opt{%s}' "$kak_text" }}