Re: [code] Textadept: how to event-handle multiple subsequent select_word operations? UPDATE_UI isn't triggered

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2018 08:58:47 -0500 (EST)

Hi Phil,

On Sun, 4 Nov 2018, Phil S. wrote:

> To summarize: I'm subscribing to `events.UPDATE_UI` branching on
> `buffer.UPDATE_SELECTION` --- this works great for manually-performed
> multiple-range-selections but not those performed programmatically in
> `textadept.editing.select_word` except when no prior selections:
> When there is no range-selection currently present in the buffer and I do an
> initial `textadept.editing.select_word` op (via keybord shortcut), the
> expected event fires. But, subsequent repeats of the op (each selecting the
> next occurrence) won't trigger the event again!
> (Manually doing multiple selections with the mouse and Alt or Ctrl DO trigger
> the event handler each time another selection is added, as expected).
> The handler:
> events.connect(events.UPDATE_UI, function(upd)
> if upd == buffer.UPDATE_SELECTION then
> ui.statusbar_text = "sel:"..tostring(buffer.selections)
> end
> end
> On subsequent `select_word` ops: not even another value for upd is given, the
> handler simply isn't entered. (The ui.statusbar_text is also being cleared by
> something other than my own scripts.)
> How does one reliably subscribe to ANY and ALL sorts of (multiple /
> subsequent) selection changes in the buffer, regardless of its reason or
> originator?
> (NB I took a quick look at `textadept/modules/textadept/editing.lua`s
> `function M.select_word` and it seems the module is not to blame, rather the
> internal implementations of `buffer:multiple_select_add_next` and/or
> `buffer:multiple_select_add_each` might be the culprit here. Sure one could
> hotpatch the `editing.lua` module for a quick&dirty but I'd guess that any
> random custom module ever calling `buffer:multiple_select_add_*` shouldn't
> have to go through the same issue =)

This looks like a bug in Scintilla (Textadept's editing component). I'll produce a temporary patch and then submit it upstream for inclusion.


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Received on Sun 04 Nov 2018 - 08:58:47 EST

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