[Lazarus] IDE Ctrl+W key

Kostas Michalopoulos badsectoracula at gmail.com
Mon Mar 25 11:40:48 CET 2019

I always saw the cursor jumping due to a syntax error as a bug, not a
feature and has always been an annoyance that breaks my code flow.
Honestly, i do not see what the point is, i am trying to complete the
word, not find syntax errors (this is what Ctrl+F9 is for). I also
think Ctrl+Space should display word completion in addition to
parsed-based words - it could put an icon with a pair of question
marks or whatever in front of the "guessed" words to indicate where
they come from.

Going back through the jump history is just a bandaid to a problem
that shouldn't exist in the first place.

On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 5:00 AM Martin Frb via lazarus
<lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
> On 19/03/2019 04:39, Dmitry Boyarintsev via lazarus wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:58 PM Martin Frb via lazarus <lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
>> History back should work after an codetools error. IIRC Ctrl-H, but I move it to Alt-Cursor-Left.
> The first time I hear about that thing. What's "History point"?  how is it defined?
> View menu: jump history
> Everytime you jump to a declaration, method body, ... (and some others like go to begin/end of file) a point is inserted. (except, if it is just 1 or 2 lines from where you were).
> You can navigate back and forward on those points.
> - mouse buttons 4 and 5 (like in webbrowesrs)
> - ctrl-h (IIRC.., I recommand mapping it to alt cursor left/right)
> - editor toolbar can provide buttons too
> The usual way is, that you look up the definition of some identifier (I mapped "jump to declaration" to alt cursor up), maybe follow it forward, follow another declaration inside it...., and then jump back as far as you need.
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