[Geany-Devel] pull request on GitHub, to add GeanyHighlightSelectedWords, into Geany Plugins

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at xxxxx
Sat May 30 01:09:41 UTC 2015

Le 29/05/2015 02:38, Lex Trotman a écrit :
> […]
>> That being said, showing occurrences of the word is such a common and fairly
>> useful feature for an IDE, I'd personally rather see the 3-4 existing
>> plugins obsoleted by a good implementation in core Geany[1].
> +1
> Gotta agree, this is so common (even browsers do it) that it should be
> an easily found built-in feature, but maybe that just means moving the
> Menu->Search->more->mark all menu item?

Apparently it's not the search results highlighting they are talking
about, but dynamic highlight of the current word (which to me is the
same as search result highlighting searching for the word under cursor,
but who knows if there's a subtler thing behind it) -- and I don't know
any browser doing that (nor, for that matter, any application).

> Improving the implementation is also good of course.

It depends on what "improving" means.  I have to go with Jiří on that
one, this should not be over-engineered unless there is a problem to
solve, and the added complexity does solve it.  This probably can be
something like a 30-60 line feature (in C!), so please don't make it a
2k line one unless it makes me coffee in the morning :]


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