[Openmcl-devel] Is it just me, or is the return key all messed up?
ron at awun.net
Mon Jul 13 21:08:30 UTC 2009
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? Am I
the only one who is annoyed by them? Has anyone already figured out
if there's a way to fix this with an appropriate incantation in the
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