[OS X TeX] How are bib-entries sorted in autocompletion?
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Oct 5 19:26:01 CEST 2013
On Oct 5, 2013, at 12:08 PM, "Adam R. Maxwell" <amaxwell at mac.com> wrote:
> On Oct 5, 2013, at 05:43 , Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> On Oct 5, 2013, at 7:31 AM, Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at icloud.com> wrote:
>>> In the small example below, autocompletion gives me 6 options but I cannot figure by what rule they are sorted. With more references it becomes more difficult to locate the one I want. Is there a way to sort entries alphabetically?
>> As far as I know the plugin used by TeXShop is supplied by the folks from BibDesk. It might be worthwhile asking at their web site, <http://bibdesk.sourceforge.net>.
> Right, none of them would think of monitoring this list to answer questions :). To be pedantic, it's actually not a plugin anymore; TeXShop uses the code that we used to ship as an input manager.
> To answer Themis' question, I had a look at the code. There's no attempt made at sorting, and results are returned in the order in which they appear in the BibTeX database. I see a couple of reasonable options:
> 1) sort by citekey, as that's the first element displayed
> 2) sort items as they appear in the main table
> The second is more flexible, obviously, but users would probably think it was non-deterministic. Before anyone asks, no, this won't be a preference in BibDesk :).
>> I've been meaning to ask them if they could build in some expandability for commands they will fill. Maybe now I'll do that! :-)
> The bibdesk-users list is really low-traffic these days, so that's a good place for BibDesk-specific discussion.
I wasn't really sure you monitored this list any more.
Just added a ticket for expansion of the code used by TeXShop.
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