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[wingide-users] Overtype mode

Ken Kinder kkinder@rackspace.com
01 Jun 2002 22:56:19 -0500


On Sat, 2002-06-01 at 22:34, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Sun,  2 Jun 2002 10:04, Ken Kinder wrote:
> 
> > Probably an issue with scientilla, but, in overtype mode:
> >
> >   - The backspace character should replace the prior character with a
> > space, not actually remove it from the line.
> 
> No, backspace should backspace regardless of the typing mode. If you 
> want to overwrite with a space, type a space.
> 
> Otherwise, backspace can only go backwards a maximum of one position. 
> If you hit backspace twice in a row, the first time you replace the 
> previous character with a space. The second time you replace the space 
> with a space. This would be a bug.

No, because the cursor goes back. Like this, in overtype mode:


   Spam_Eggs

(Cursor where the underscore is) If I type backspace, I should get:

   Spa_ Eggs

Try it in emacs.






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