[Geany-Users] How do I activate project releated editor settings?

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Mon Oct 16 23:32:21 UTC 2017

On 2017-10-16 02:25 PM, Colomban Wendling wrote:
> Le 16/10/2017 à 03:24, Joerg Desch a écrit :
>> Am Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:29:31 -0700 schrieb Matthew Brush:
>>>> What is the correct way to use the project related settings?
>>> Did you try to use `Project->Apply Default Indentation` on the files?
>> No. I've posted my solution (which isn't good IMO) as a reply to Lex's
>> posting.
>> The term "Apply Default Indentation" sounds like switching to the global
>> settings and not to use the project settings. ;-)
>> I've tried the menu entry now. Is does the job without reloading the
>> project or the files. But why is there an extra step necessary? If I
>> change the indentation type, this should be applied automagically after
>> closing the dialog, shouldn't it?
> Well, yes and no.  Because as Lex mentioned, you can have a per-file
> indentation setting, and we don't want to loose that.  So we currently
> consider the setting to be the value to use for newly opened files, and
> leave the currently open ones with their current setting, in case it was
> intentional.  The idea is that in most cases you don't change the
> indentation settings of a project after it has been set up, but might
> want to change if for odd files in the project.
> However, for the case you did have, we have a mean of changing the
> setting for each opened files to the setting value, this "Apply Default
> Indentation".
> I agree that this is not the perfect solution for all cases, but for now
> it's the one we have that doesn't do something unwanted -- but in your
> case, doesn't do something wanted.
> If anybody could come with a better solution that would not have any
> more false positives, we'd probably be happy to try and implement it (or
> review a patch ;)).
> For now the best idea I would have is merely try and add the info in the
> project preferences dialog, suggesting to apply the indentation if wanted.

Could also just rename it to "Apply Project Preferences to Open 
Documents" or something similarly non-confusing so users can easily 
discover it.

Matthew Brush

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