wish for the enhancement of the functionality of "Find"
|Reported by:||Clemens Grabmayer <clemens@…>||Owned by:||stefan|
I have a wish concerning an enhancement of the functionality
of the "Find" operation in the editor, a feature that I
was used to from XEmacs.
When using backspace in the Find-file (perhaps after having
made a typing error, or after having actually found the
occurrence of the search-string and wanting to go back to
the place where I started with the search) I would like
that the editor backtracks to the first occurrence of the
shortened search-string, and hence successively, when I
backspace to the empty search-string, to go back to the
cursor position from which I started the search.
Furthermore, using backspace on a search-string "abc" which has
actually been found e.g. 3 times in a text by repeating the search
3 times, XEmacs behaves as follows: when using backspace for the
first three times the "c" at the end is not removed, but
backtracking to the earlier 2 occurrences of "abc" is carried out
by XEmacs; after that the same backtracking happens to repeated
earlier searches of "ab" is carried out; and finally, after
pressing "backspace" sufficiently long, backtracking is done
until finally the search-string gets empty again, and one
arrives back at the cursor position on which the search was started
I would find it great if it were possible to incorporate
such an refined Find-feature. But it is just an idea for
something I find very useful, and I'm definitely aware that
you might see that differently.
Thanks for all of your work already at JLE, which I use as
a standard tool since around the beginning of this year.
Kind greetings to you all, best wishes,