[wingide-users] search/replace revisited...again

Charles Hartman charles.hartman at conncoll.edu
Thu Apr 21 18:55:50 EDT 2005

I like incremental search, though it does take some getting used to, 
and the disorientation factor can be high in some situations. (When 
exactly *does* it "jump"? I'm not sure.)

Of these suggestions, I like the second more than the others. And along 
the same line, I'd like to see a selection system that was smart about 
indentation, though I think it might be hard to implement. The easy 
part would be a command, select the function (from one def to the blank 
space before the next) that the cursor is in. (This goes along with my 
wish for a fold-all-at-the-def-level command!)

Charles Hartman
Professor of English, Poet in Residence
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On Apr 21, 2005, at 6:23 PM, Wingware Support wrote:

> I'm going to try to respond by saying that we know the search 
> interface needs work and is difficult for users who are accustomed to 
> traditional search & replace dialogs.  There are a number of changes 
> that can be made, including:
> * Not defaulting to incremental search when doing a replace operation
> * Adding a search within selection option
> * Possibly setting things up so that a simplified version of the 
> search tool comes up in a separate dialog by default
> * Possibly turning off incremental search when not in emacs mode, 
> although I still hope to improve incremental search so that it works 
> smoothly.  I do think incremental searching is a real improvement once 
> you get used to it -- I miss it in every application that doesn't have 
> it.
> Thanks for the feedback,
> John
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