On 2/18/07, Jeff Pohlmeyer firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I think just adding something like the "Filter Selection" option of NEdit would go a long way to solving issues like this. You can select some text, pipe it into an external command or shell script, and replace the selection with the output of the command.
For instance, you could use something like this perl script to emulate the "Justify Paragraph" option: http://directory.fsf.org/all/rewrap.html
But "Filter Selection" would also allow for all sorts of other user-specific filters, without adding a lot of bloat to Geany, almost like a sort of "plugin> or "macro"
Jeff, that would be a really excellent and generally useful feature to have. Especially if there were a mechanism to bind a key combination to it.
I'd love to be able to assign a key combo that would pipe the selected text through a given script, replacing said text with the script's output. This opens up possibilities such as spell-checking, numbering lines, putting special symbols around paragraphs (like comment boxing, or quoting for email replies), etc.
I'm not familiar with the Geany codebase, haven't touched C in years, and my free time is hovering around 0 at the moment. Seems like it would be a simple feature to add, but I don't think I'm currently up for the task.
Would any of the core developers care to offer some tips here on how they'd go about adding such a feature? Which files would you look at first, and why? Is there a "new developer's guide and overview" tucked away anywhere? :)