[Openmcl-devel] A few minor requests for the IDE

Kristian Bredin kristianbredin at gmail.com
Thu May 21 06:29:37 PDT 2009

Hi again!

Sorry, just to make things clear: I'm using 1.3-dev-r12100M-trunk   


21 maj 2009 kl. 15.23 skrev Kristian Bredin:

> Hi!
> I have a few minor requests for the ongoing development (and  
> tweaking) of the IDE.
> 1. I'd like to be able to Command-Option-click on a function name,  
> and then be brought to the definition (as in MCL). Option-. works,  
> but I prefer the click version. The cursor should preferably not  
> turn into a crosshair either, but rather remain as it is (= a  
> vertical bar).
> 2. I'd like the text in an editor window to stay in the same  
> scrolling position when I alter the size of the window. This does  
> work when the scrollbar is at the top, but I'd also like this to be  
> true when the scrollbar is in other positions. This typically  
> happens when I go to a definition via 1. above. The editor window  
> is usually quite small (if I haven't opened it before) and the  
> enclosing parens of the sexp is hilighted. Then I move the window  
> to the top and drag the bottom-right corner to resize it. When I  
> release the mouse, the sexp pops to a new position. I suspect that  
> this is a feature, but I'd prefer it to be as I write in the first  
> sentence of this paragraph.
> 3. There's also a slightly irritating detail regarding horizontal  
> scroll position. When the cursor is at the beginning of a buffer  
> (as it is initially when opening an existing source file) and you  
> drag the bottom-right corner horizontally (either to the left or to  
> the right), the window scrolls horizontally a tiny bit.
> 4. I'd like editor windows to have exactly the same size and  
> position when I reopen them. This is almost true, but if the window  
> is as tall as the screen (in my case 1050 pixels minus the menubar)  
> it leaves a small gap above and below the window, the next time I  
> open it.
> 5. It would be nice if the Apropos window could have two text input  
> areas (as in MCL). It's quite often that I remember two separate  
> fractional parts of a symbol name, but not the exact order.
> 6. The symbol column of the search result area of the Apropos  
> window is a bit narrow. I find myself dragging the separator to the  
> right everytime I restart CCL. I would be nice if this could be  
> remembered between sessions.
> Best Regards,
> Kristian Bredin

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