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

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at xxxxx
Mon Aug 22 12:43:35 UTC 2011

Le 22/08/2011 13:15, Thomas Martitz a écrit :
> Am 22.08.2011 12:59, schrieb Lex Trotman:
>> On 22 August 2011 20:14, Thomas Martitz
>> <thomas.martitz at student.htw-berlin.de>  wrote:
>>> Just curious. How does search for whole words in find in files adds
>>> to this
>>> mix? IIUC it uses grep's -w option?
>> Only in that it uses the same technique to select the default search
>> string, but you get the chance to edit it for FIF, you don't get the
>> chance for find usage, so find usage needs to be more correct or its
>> not useful.
> Uhm, I mean for FIF grep decides about the word boundaries, which may be
> different to GEANY_WORDCHARS and everything discussed here, no?

Yeah, once a new definition. Though this one is, according to the manual:

> Word-constituent characters are letters, digits, and the underscore.

So it's the same as GEANY_WORDCHARS, but not Scintilla's definition.
And it doesn't include any non-ASCII characters in the algorithm, making
e.g. word search "hé" match "héhé" (second byte of the first "é" being
treat as a separator).

I'm afraid making everything use one single definition will be near
impossible :(
But as Lex highlighted, in FIF it's less an issue since the user has a
chance to edit the grabbed word.


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