[Geany-devel] Use of Scintilla word boundaries for word searches

Dimitar Zhekov dimitar.zhekov at xxxxx
Sat Aug 20 16:06:01 UTC 2011

On Sat, 20 Aug 2011 23:58:47 +1000
Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can you point me to where Geany loads locale dependent wordchars and
> where it gets it from?

Scintilla does it... oh, wait. Neither scintilla nor scite can find the
word in ‘боза’, or even ‘boza’ (grep does, for 8-bit text). *Gee*.

On Sat, 20 Aug 2011 16:46:16 +0200
Colomban Wendling <lists.ban at herbesfolles.org> wrote:

> Actually (as supposed in another mail), I guess that a "word" in
> Scintilla's opinion when doing a word search is "everything non-empty
> between two whitespace characters", so we DO both.

Like the famous "...consists of sequences of non-blank characters
separated by blanks". :)

> My patch tries to use this definition of a "word" for search, and
> keeps the other ("a sequence of wordchars") for symbol stuff.

Well, since using "Find previous/next selection" on a non-selected
"g_new0(gchar" still finds the next/previous g_new0 or gchar (depending
on the cursor position), and not the entire text, I guess it's all
right... OTOH, finding "regcomp (" in "(regcomp (&" still doesn't
succeed. Guess I can't have it both ways.

E-gards: Jimmy

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