Older blog entries for softweyr (starting at number 1)

Hacked up the tab-expansion code in Xchat. It was doing a rather lazy first-fit, and I kept talking to Greg Lehey's backup connection, groggy-B, instead of his primary connection, groggy-P. Attempts to modify his naming convention met with a stone wall of 'this is how we named things at Tandem, so it must be right.'

I also implemented a weighted selection; when you choose one amibguous definition over another it will prefer the one you just selected over all others. For instance, once you've addressed groggy-P in a message, the next time gr<tab> will select groggy-P over groggy-B and green.

I haven't decided if I like the weighting or not. I'll work with a few more days, make a decision, and contact the Xchat maintainer to see if he is interested in the patches. If not, I may add them to the BSD port/pkg kits.

Reading through the diaries of some of the other FreeBSD people here, I'm amazed at the number of people I've come to know over the years through the internet, but not in person. I'm still awed at the contributions these people make on a daily basis, and more than a little surprised at just how long I've known some of them. It's good to see more BSD people flooding in here, this looks like an interesting resource.

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