Re: [Patch] apps-menu

Am Fri, 27 Aug 2010 08:13:46 -0500
schrieb Jeremy Hankins <nowan nowan org>:

> Matthew Love <matth love gmail com> writes:
> > Along these same lines I was thinking we could have a tunable option like
> > 'apps-menu-filter
> >
> > which would have pre-defined filters 'default and 'maybe which would be
> > the same as 'nil and 'maybe above, respectively.
> >
> > There would also be the option to make your own filter if you choose,
> > i.e.
> >
> > (setq user-apps-menu-display-filter '(
> >       ('no-games ;; filter-name
> >         (var0 "Categories" "[Gg]ame") ;; (variable-name fdo-key regexp
> >       &optional t) -- the optional 't will filter out the record if the
> >       test is false, rather than the default of filtering out a record
> >       if the test it true.
> > 	(var2 "NoDisplay" "[Tt]")
> > 	(var3 "Hidden" "[Tt]"))
> >       ('xfce
> >         (var4 "OnlyShowIn" "xfce" t)
> > 	(var5 "NoDisplay" "[Tt]")
> > 	(var6 "Hidden" "[Tt]"))))
> Another way would be to be able to specify a predicate function to do
> the filtering.  The function would be passed a record and would return
> true or false to indicate whether or not to include it in the menu.  You
> could define a couple of standard functions (which would be able to be
> called from within user-provided functions) to do common things (e.g.,
> to do the sort of filtering that t or nil would do).  That way the
> apps-menu-display-all would be simple to use for novices (it could still
> take options like t and nil) but if its value is a function (or even a
> lisp form?) instead of t or nil that would be the predicate used.  If
> you wanted, you could even get a bit fancier, and allow the function to
> modify the record (i.e., the function would return the record, possibly
> modified, or nil indicating not to include it).  That way a power user
> could, e.g., rename certain entries or maybe even categories easily.
> Just an idea; I don't know how easy it would be to work this into your
> current system.

I guess it would be easier, yes. Also some docs would be nice in general.


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