[Lazarus] Some source editor context menu items broken

Martin Frb lazarus at mfriebe.de
Sun May 21 12:22:14 CEST 2023

On 21/05/2023 11:38, Mattias Gaertner via lazarus wrote:
> On Sun, 21 May 2023 10:48:30 +0200 (CEST)
> Michael Van Canneyt via lazarus <lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
>> [...]
>> I saw a remark in main.pp that this is supposed to be faster than
>> using the codetools:
>>       CurWordAtCursor := ASrcEdit.GetWordAtCurrentCaret;
>>       //it is faster to get information from SynEdit than from
>> CodeTools
>> ASrcEdit.EditorComponent.CaretAtIdentOrString(ASrcEdit.EditorComponent.CaretXY,
>> IdentFound, StringFound);
>> Faster? Probably. Correct? clearly not (yet).
> Problem is that this function checks:
>            AtIdent := Attri = Highlighter.IdentifierAttribute;
> But TSynPasSyn has its own attribute
>    ProcedureHeaderName: TSynHighlighterAttributesModifier

Yes that is broken in SynEdit.

This is related to procedure names having a color of their own.

Same probably happens for case-labels
   "case enum of" and then the named enum-members as labels.
Yet in that case there is no easy way to differentiate between 
identifier (enum member name) and else/otherwise (keyword).

That should be reported as a bug. (It may need a more substantial fix to 
be future-safe / a dedicated function in the HL maybe)

Using CaretAtIdentOrString is questionable anyway.

Afaik codetools also works on comments.
At least "find identifier references" (if invoked via key combo) works 
on idents in comments.

Yet CaretAtIdentOrString does by design not return true for comments.

So "git blame" the source editor, and see what was used before 

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