[squeak-dev] in-place search-and-replace

Masato Sumi sumi at seagreen.ocn.ne.jp
Tue Nov 17 06:10:00 UTC 2015


I also reported the find-again bug but about 10 years ago.

I love "again" function that is a long life Smalltalk-80's feature.
I'm very happy to hear the bug was fixed.


2015-11-17 13:30 GMT+09:00 Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com>:
> 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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