Wiki for OpenKomodo's autocompleter

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Jan 22, 2008, 11:13:59 AM1/22/08
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There was a posting awhile back to the effect that ActiveState has
made substantial parts of its code base Open Source. See

This is an exciting development: the OpenKomodo/KomodoEdit
autocompletion/calltips framework is impressive. Indeed, KomodoEdit
goes far beyond anything I ever contemplated re autocompletion &

Leo's wiki, now contains a discussion of
OpenKomodo sources as they relate to autocompletion. See

This wiki explains the code so far as I understand it. Many additions
are coming. I have confidence that the essentials of the code will
become clear--if not, I'll ask ActiveState for help.

I encourage anyone interested in autocompletion/calltips to
participate in this learning process. Feel free to comment on the
wiki. It's a big, fascinating world to explore.

Edward K. Ream email:


Jan 23, 2008, 12:27:14 PM1/23/08
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I have spent days being totally confused about how to get and build
the OpenKomodo sources and docs.

The Aha: use the stuff on svn and **ignore everything else**,
especially including docs. Details at



Jan 27, 2008, 1:37:29 PM1/27/08
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> ...totally confused about how to get and build the OpenKomodo sources.

With a little help from the OpenKomodo people, I was able to do a
complete build of mozilla and OpenKomodo.

Full details here:
and especially here:

Although I haven't tried it yet, I am told it should be possible to
set breakpoints in the autocompleter code using pdb.

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