[Geany-devel] Little questions

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at xxxxx
Mon Feb 22 23:52:07 UTC 2010

Eugene Arshinov a écrit :
> On Tue, 23 Feb 2010 00:15:20 +0100%
> Colomban Wendling <lists.ban at herbesfolles.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Eugene Arshinov a écrit :
>>> 2. There is a strange issue with deleting spaces from the beginning
>>> of a line. Suppose you have a file with indentation set to 2 spaces
>>> and two lines:
>>>   if foo:
>>>     bar()
>>> If you move cursor after the first space of the second line and
>>> press Backspace, you get
>>>   if foo:
>>>   bar
>>> with the cursor just before "bar", not in the beginning of the line.
>>> That is weird. Is this a "feature" of Scintilla or Geany? If the
>>> latter, which source file I need to fix? :-)
>> I this is truly a feature part of "remove indentation rather than
>> character part of it", and I'm not sure it should be fixed at all.
>> Perhaps it would be OK to delete the *character* the cursor is
>> *inside* the indentation level and delete the indentation if at the
>> end of an indentation level. [1]
>> 1. here with "character" I mean one of the character(s) that creates
>> the indentation level;
>> with "inside", I mean "not at a bound";
>> and with "indentation level" I mean the 2 spaces with a 2 space
>> indentation: a line starting with 4 space have 2 level of indentation
> For me, the following behaviour seems more meaningful. If the
> cursor is inside the indentation level, delete this indentation
> level, so that new cursor position will be just before the
> indentation level or code to the right of the deleted indentation
> level. If the cursor is at a boundary, delete the indentation level to
> the left of the cursor.
> Regards,
> Eugene.

Oh, I misunderstood your point the first time. Why not. I think the
current behavior is "reduce indentation of the current line", as done at
other places; but I don't see any harm with your suggestion, quite the
opposite, even if it is probably a little overkill IMO.

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