Re: [code] [textadept] Block comments

From: Richard Philips <>
Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 18:16:19 +0200

> Thanks for the report and solution. However, toggling block comment
> for multiple lines does not update the anchor position (beginning of
> the selection) appropriately. Do you have any ideas there?
> Cheers,
> Mitchell

Hi Mitchell,

Let us go for the simple solution :-)

We apply the same trick to the anchor as to the caret,
but we take the distance from the end of the line (with a twist)

So, before starting the loop:

   local p_origin = buffer.length - pos
   local a_origin = buffer.line_end_position[s] - anchor

After the loop, we calculate anchor and pos again:

   anchor = buffer.line_end_position[s] - a_origin
   -- make anchor stay on the right line in case of uncomment
   if buffer:position_from_line(s) > anchor then
      anchor = buffer:position_from_line(s)
   pos = buffer.length - p_origin


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