[Geany-devel] Intro

Frank Lanitz frank at xxxxx
Sun Feb 21 19:58:14 UTC 2010


On Sat, 20 Feb 2010 15:57:46 +0300
Dimitar Zhekov <hamster at mbox.contact.bg> wrote:

> On Sat, 20 Feb 2010 13:28:16 +0100
> Frank Lanitz <frank at frank.uvena.de> wrote:
> > > It's ready, but I wanted
> > > to ask: do you think that adding a mode to insert plain string a
> > > good idea? The vertical edit is good, but starts lagging after a
> > > few thousand lines, and UltraEdit/NPP have these functions
> > > combined IIRC.
> > 
> > Can you please go into more detail, as I'm not sure waht this
> > 'mode' is special for. 
> Just an option to insert/replace the rectangle selection with a
> user-typed string instead of numbers. The result is the same as if you
> simply type the text in a rectangle selection, only faster for a large
> number of lines, and can be undone with a single undo. 

Sounds nice, even I don't have any valid usage for at the moment ;)

> This duplicates
> existing functionality, so I'm not sure about putting it in the
> plugin.

The only plugin I think this is duplicating some feature is the
shiftcolumn one. As this is some complete different plugin, I don't
mind to start a complete new one. 


BTW: For doing the undo stuff you could use 
sci_start_undo_action () and sci_end_undo_action() from plugin API.
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