[Geany] column numbering in status bar

JBF jean-baptiste.faure at xxxxx
Fri Nov 4 09:55:28 UTC 2011

Le 04/11/2011 10:29, Lex Trotman a écrit :
> On 4 November 2011 19:39, JBF<jean-baptiste.faure at cemagref.fr>  wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am new to Geany and I like it. But I wonder why the column number start
>> from 0 instead from 1 in the status bar. I know that C and its derivatives
>> makes index starting from 0 but it is strange that the first column does not
>> appear with the number 1 like the first line is already numbered 1.
> Hi,
> The caret, the cursor used by default in Geany is between characters
> rather than on them like older block cursors.  The column indicated by
> the status bar is the character to the left of the caret, and when it
> is at the start of a line there is nothing to the left of it, hence
> column 0.

I understand, but the usefulness of the value after "col:" in the status 
bar is to indicate in which column you will write if you type a key now. 
Not the number of characters before that position.

Best regards.

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