[Geany-devel] {datetime} & {date} are updated only after config reload

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Fri Apr 15 00:02:17 UTC 2011

On 14 April 2011 23:27, Liviu Andronic <landronimirc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear devels
> The {datetime} & {date} templates are updated only after reloading the
> config. To reproduce insert {datetime} in
> ~/.config/geany/templates/changelog, reload the config and then in a
> blank document do c-menu > insert > changelog. Wait a minute (or an
> hour, or a day) and insert again the entry, and you will notice that
> Geany always uses the time of the last Tools > Reload config, and not
> the current system time. The behaviour can easily make the user insert
> the wrong time (or even day or week, when keeping the session alive
> using suspend) when compiling logs.
> Is this something that could be easily fixed? Thank you
> Liviu
> System: Geany 0.20 on Xubuntu 10.04 64bit

Yes the {datetime} and {date} are substituted when the templates are
initialised, usually when Geany is opened.  As you say this may not be
very useful.

This can be changed just by moving the call to
templates_replace_default_dates, but where to?

Options are:

1. when the document is created from the template
2. when the document is saved as a file (when untitled gets replaced)

Votes please.


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