[squeak-dev] in-place search-and-replace
asqueaker at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 04:30:05 UTC 2015
Squeak's ingenius solution to the search-and-replace problem has been
fixed and then improved.
The way it's supposed to work is:
1) user selects some text
2) user overtypes the selected text with new text
3) then uses any combinations of cmd+g, j, or J to conduct global
search and replace operations.
cmd+g finds the next occurrence of the original text.
cmd+j (first press) presents the next occurrence of the
original text, scrolling it into view and selecting it.
cmd+j (subsequent press) with the original text selected,
cmd+j now effects the replacement and then finds and selects the next
occurrence of it in the text.
cmd+J (with Shift key) replaces all further occurrences of
the original text to the replacement text.
What changed? Before, both cmd+j AND cmd+g used to perform the
replacement. Cmd+g was never supposed to do that, it was a bug,
Marcel fixed it so that it only does Find Next. That fix exposed an
awkwardness to the legacy usage of cmd+j which renders it unable to be
used in conjunction with cmd+g. Now, it can.
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