8.3.7 Top-level completion

since Haxe 3.2.0

Top-level completion displays all identifiers which the Haxe Compiler knows about at a given compilation position. This is the only completion method for which we need a real position argument in order to demonstrate its effect:

class Main {
  static public function main() {
    var a = 1;

enum MyEnum {

If this file is saved to Main.hx, the completion can be invoked using the command haxe --display Main.hx@63@toplevel. The output looks similar to this (we omit several entries for brevity):

<i k="local" t="Int">a</i>
<i k="static" t="Void -> Unknown<0>">main</i>
<i k="enum" t="MyEnum">MyConstructor1</i>
<i k="enum" t="s : String -> MyEnum">MyConstructor2</i>
<i k="package">sys</i>
<i k="package">haxe</i>
<i k="type" p="Int">Int</i>
<i k="type" p="Float">Float</i>
<i k="type" p="MyEnum">MyEnum</i>
<i k="type" p="Main">Main</i>

The structure of the XML depends on the k attribute of each entry. In all cases, the node value of the i nodes contains the relevant name.

  • local, member, static, enum, global: The t attribute holds the type of the variable or field.
  • global, type: The p attribute holds the path of the module which contains the type or field.