[Lazarus] Close all menu item ?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Mar 24 10:39:40 CET 2020

On Tue, 24 Mar 2020, Juha Manninen via lazarus wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 10:56 AM Ondrej Pokorny via lazarus <
> lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
>> I though "Close Project" does the thing, or isn't this good enough?
> +1
> Exactly. As a bonus the editor files session of the closed project is
> remembered and reopened next time.
> Please remember that "Close all" is in File menu, not in Project menu.
> Delphi has its project menu items in File menu which is counter-intuitive.
> IMO Lazarus works logically in this regard. If you don't want to do "Close
> Project", you can do "New Project". You don't need to save it but all IDE
> features remain enabled.

See my (held for moderation, attachment to big) answer to Ondrej 
for why this reasoning is insufficient and the current Lazarus 
behaviour is actually buggy.

It's in fact hilarious that I am forced to even discuss this ! :-)

I mean, how hard can it be to understand this ?

To any normal human being, *Close All* means close *ALL*.

'All' is just a 3 letter english word with a very clear meaning. 
Savour the simplicity of it by pronouncing it out loud, prolongue the 'l'
sound if you need that to fully grasp the meaning and beauty of this word :)

No offense meant, but if the team need to explain this much why it is not
really doing what it says on the tin, then it's simply ill-conceived.


Oh well, I suppose there are worse things in the world.
(even disregarding the current health crisis ;-) )


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