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[#1694] Disallow looking for defs from stdlib in rename/definition/type

Motivation and Context

Prevent users from trying to rename things in the stdlib, or trying to open the stdlib (which should not be available in the user's PC).

Related issues

Resolves #1694 (closed).

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If we find that some file is "", we return None in the requests for definition, type definition, and prepare rename. This disallows renaming and trying to open this empty file.


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The LSP previously allowed the users to try to see the definition of things defined in the stdlib. However, the stdlib is not available on the user's computer, so there is nothing to show.

To make things worse, the user could try to rename stdlib definitions and the LSP would try (but only rename local usages, not the definition).

For now, these operations are disallowed.


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Edited by Heitor Toledo Lassarote de Paula

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