[Openmcl-devel] Is it just me, or is the return key all messed up?

mikel evins mevins at mac.com
Tue Jul 14 03:23:13 UTC 2009


On Jul 13, 2009, at 4:08 PM, Ron Garret wrote:

> I just upgraded to the latest trunk version, and the behavior of the
> return key in the listener seems to have changed in a very annoying
> way.  The previous behavior was:
>
> 1.  If the cursor was on the last line of the listener, and there was
> a complete sexpr on that line, that sexpr would be evaluated.
>
> 2.  If the cursor was on the last line of the listener and there was
> not a complete sexpr on that line, a newline would inserted.
>
> 3.  If the cursor was anywhere else in the buffer, the sexpr to the
> left of the cursor would replace the last line in the buffer.  (IMHO,
> this was not the correct behavior.  The correct behavior is what Fred
> used to do: append the sexpr to the left of the cursor to the last
> line.  But that's another issue.)
>
> The new behavior, as best I can make out, is:
>
> 1.  If the cursor is at the end of the buffer (not merely on the last
> line) and there is a complete sexpr to the left of the cursor then the
> sexpr is evaluated.  This is as it should be.  However...
>
> 2. If the cursor is on a line other than the last, then the sexpr on
> that line is copied to the last line AND it is evaluated.  This is
> badly broken IMHO because there is no opportunity to edit the line.
> Now to re-use a previous line of input with changes you have to
> select, copy, click, and paste.  Very annoying.  Worse...
>
> 3.  If the cursor is on the last line but not at the end of the line,
> then a newline is inserted.  In addition, if there was a complete
> sexpr on the last line, it is evaluated.  However, the cursor does not
> drop down to the new last line.  It stays where it is.  This is just
> b0rken.  It's particularly annoying because there's a bug in the
> listener scrolling code so that if you do this at the bottom of a
> window, you get output that you don't see unless you manually scroll
> the window down.
>
> My question is: is there a reason that these changes were made?

Yes; to address Trac tickets #155 and #501.

If you'll copy this complaints into a new Trac ticket, I'll get to  
work on them right away. Sorry for the unintended effects.


--me





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