[Lazarus] I say a little prayer (for the Lazarus editor)

R.Smith ryansmithhe at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 11:58:00 CET 2021

I'm not the coder, nor have any answer or thought on the matter, but I 
would like to point out that if you select text (any text) and then use 
a multi-cursor (pressing Alt+Shift+Down Arrow several times) and then 
Ctrl-V to paste, you get such a multi-row paste very easily.

Whether the mentioned IDE thing gets fixed or not, I find this the 
easier way.


On 2021/02/20 12:06, duilio foschi via lazarus wrote:
> If the coder in charge of the editor reads this, I have a prayer for him:
> 1.
> The text showed in
> https://i.ibb.co/0FQV1L0/3.jpg <https://i.ibb.co/0FQV1L0/3.jpg>
> is column-selected using shift+alt+arrow followed by ctrl-C
> 2. using the arrows key, I move the cursor to the position shown in
> https://i.ibb.co/VmbVJtg/4.jpg <https://i.ibb.co/VmbVJtg/4.jpg>
> 3. I press ctrl-V. The text ':string' is correctly copied into the
> expected position but... look at the cursor
> https://i.ibb.co/PWLfsn9/5.jpg <https://i.ibb.co/PWLfsn9/5.jpg>
> The cursor is now at the position after the 'g' in the same row where the
> text was copied.
> So in the Lazarus editor there is no difference in copying a text 
> row-selected
> and a text column-selected.
> In Delphi there is a big difference when you copy a text (at least 
> until v. 7,
> when I stopped using it).
> Say you copy a text of lenght L from the clipboard into point (x,y).
> If the text is row-selected, Delphi sets the cursor at point (x+L,y),
> like the Lazarus editor does.
> But if the text is column-selected, Delphi sets the cursor at point 
> (x,y+1),
> in the row below.
> This enables you to quickly copy several rows of text, as shown here
> https://i.ibb.co/98Y9WnD/6.jpg <https://i.ibb.co/98Y9WnD/6.jpg>
> This ability is a big plus for a coder...well... at least I remember I 
> was using
> it often :)
> .
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