Re: [textadept] Re: tweaking find/replace ui

From: Robert <>
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 13:17:24 +0200

On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 12:40 PM, Scott Weisman <> wrote:
>> I don't know how hard it would be to have a Lua interface to the Find
>> dialog but one possibility would be to use Gcocoadialog [1] windows. I
>> think there are currently no checkboxes mentioned in the Cocoadialog
>> documentation [2], but maybe they could be added (or you don't need
>> them, depending on how you would like to customize it).
>> [1]
>> [2]
>> I have some experimental code for the incremental search which uses
>> the statusbar. I'll post that when I get home.
> I'm less interested in a dialog than a more keyboard-oriented UI.
> Something like a Vim or Perl regexp, but probably less flexible.
> Can this be done now:
> 1. Intercept C-f (and other search/replace keys).
> 2. Split the window to open a one-line view on the bottom to enter the
> regexp.
> 3. Intercept a <CR> in that window to run the search/replace (and
> possibly close the view).
> If something like this can be done as-is right now, I'm cool (:-).
> Then I could just modify the find.lua code to do what I want.

Yes: ctrl-shift-f gives you the incremental search (which is a command
entry field) - it should be possible to adapt this functonality to use
the Lua patterns like in the find/replace dialog.
There is a line commented out in the find_incremental function which
makes it seem as if Mitchell had already experimented with something
like this?
If you don't mind seeing all the other options in the find/replace
dialog the check box for Lua patterns is remembered, so you wouldn't
have to change anything.
See also, not regex but usually sufficient.

Received on Mon 05 Jul 2010 - 07:17:24 EDT

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