[Lazarus] I say a little prayer (for the Lazarus editor)
lazarus at mfriebe.de
Sun Feb 21 17:22:20 CET 2021
On 21/02/2021 16:53, Juha Manninen via lazarus wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 1:30 PM Martin Frb via lazarus
> <lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org <mailto:lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org>>
> And one more thing, if you plan to submit a patch, please add an
> to SynEdit.Options2
> Many people are used to the current behaviour, I do not plan to
> upset them.
> This particular feature should not have an option IMO.
> Now it can be considered a missing feature or even a bug.
> When a user presses Alt-key when selecting, he clearly wants something
> special to happen with Ctrl-C.
Well, if the user selects a column selection of a single line, then yes
But if the user selects column over several lines, then pasting already
acts different than it would for a normal selection.
(Select 3 full lines (start to end) using column selection => paste will
be different than the same 3 lines in normal selection)
And users who grew up without the feature may not like it.
> Now nothing special happens which is a semi-bug.
> I am sure everybody will be happy when this feature gets
> implemented. I can remember many situations where it would have been
I don't have an example at hand, but I am sure I have more than a few
times made the experience that small, seemingly really useful changes
got someone coming up wanting the old behaviour back.
> IMO there are too many options already.
That is true, or rather they are badly organized. They need break down
into basic, and expert (like the mouse options have)
> If I accidentally change something during my tests, it takes a long
> time to figure out what changed and how to revert it.
Take a copy of your ___Options.xml files.
You can restore or diff them.
> Please add more options only when really needed.
What I really would want to do, is include config in the keymap.
You could add new commands to the keymap.
So you would assign ctrl-v to
ecPaste(ColumnAdvanceLine, IndentToContext, TabsToSpaces)
They look like pascal script, but they would not require pascalscript.
(PascalScript does not work on all platforms, so it can not be used here)
They would always be a single command, with hardcoded options.
But that is a topic on its own.
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