[wingide-users] Enhancement: List/Goto caller (Goto sourcereverse)

Max Slimmer max at theslimmers.net
Wed Jun 4 10:38:13 MDT 2008

It should be obvious that a link back to the definition does NOT 
automatically enable finding all referances to that definition. 
Personally I am fine with search in files for the times I need to get to 
all referances, in fact it works quite well if you are changing a 
definition because as it changes that instance is dynamically removed 
from the list returned by the search.

As for false positives, maybe you need to be more creative in nameing 
funcitons :-)


Wingware Support wrote:
> Mateusz Biliński wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 4:08 PM, Tom Stambaugh <tms at zeetix.com> wrote:
>>> Good luck, folks.
>>> [...]
>>> I do not believe the Python language metastructure, as is, supports 
>>> anything
>>> this sophisticated. I suppose it might be possible to extend the 
>>> environment
>>> by writing a tool that examines the compiled PYC files, but even 
>>> that would
>>> depend on whether the symbol is actually present in the compiled 
>>> form of a
>>> method -- I don't know the answer to that.
>> If it's possible to go one way. Then it's possible to go back again.
> Unfortunately that's not really true -- finding the point of defn 
> starting
> from one use of a symbol doesn't mean you can also then find all the 
> other
> points of use.  E.g. they may not be on the Python Path or in the project
> that Wing is supplied with.  This may or may not seem obvious.  I suspect
> there will be plenty of people for whom it's not, and that's pretty
> understandable actually given the nature of this.
> We do plan to add this kind of feature (me wants! me wants! ;-) but 
> the issue
> of not finding some uses is certainly there.

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