[Geany-devel] Default search behavior is irritating

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at xxxxx
Sun Dec 4 18:41:39 UTC 2011

Le 04/12/2011 16:13, Nathan Broadbent a écrit :
> [...]
>> Yep, that's a default value that will probably please 50% users and
>> annoy the other 50%.  A pref's good, but changing the default doesn't
>> make much sense if you ain't got no well-done statistics about most
>> spread user opinion.
> I've tried to collect a few statistics... Here are my sources:
> * Geany feature request - "search autowrap on by default"
> (http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=2962018&group_id=153444&atid=787794
> * Same feature request for the Bugzilla project
> (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=91520)
> Votes for 'Wrap search' by default (11):
>     Nick Treleaven, John Levon, Blake Ross, Jesse Ruderman, Neil
> Becker, TGOS, Mike Stockman, Andrew Pimlott, Tom Schneider,
> realgrouchy, "search autowrap on by default" poster (anonymous)
> Votes against 'Wrap search' by default (2):
>     timeless, Fred
> Enrico Tröger was impartial, stating "I don't mind much, we can change
> the default."
> Everything's up to you, but I do feel that this default would make
> search more friendly for new users.

I'm not sure such bug reports are really good source for stats since I'd
think it's way more likely people that do like the pre-bug state didn't
see the bug or mind commenting than people wanting the feature.

If we want "real" stats, maybe polling the Geany user ML would be the
thing to do.

However I don't mind much either what's the default.  If it's true that
people tend to prefer wrap by default, why not -- and when Dimitar's
patch will be applied it'll be easy to change.

> Also, sorry to be all talk and no contribution yet... But I am
> currently working on a HAML lexer for Scintilla, as well as
> improvements to the TreeBrowser plugin.

Don't worry, it's not a problem.  Giving patch is of course better, but
requesting/discussing features is fine.


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