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Re: [Nano-devel] [PATCH] add a 'p' bind for findprevious in help and fil
Re: [Nano-devel] [PATCH] add a 'p' bind for findprevious in help and file browser
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 17:19:42 -0600
On Thu, 30 Aug 2018 20:04:14 +0200
Benno Schulenberg <address@hidden> wrote:
> Op 29-08-18 om 22:11 schreef Brand Huntsman:
> > Should 'p' be supported for findprevious in help and file browser?
> > It is logical to press 'n' for next and 'p' for previous, and 'p'
> > is easier to use than a shifted 'N'.
> Which file viewer or editor uses 'p' to find a previous occurrence?
Don't know, I made it up. I don't even use help or file browser, those keys
were discovered while implementing the function interpolation patch.
> You see, 'n' and 'N' and '/' were added because that is what 'less'
Thanks, I've been using /+enter in less, 'n' will be so much easier.
> (But... now that one can start a backward search in a help text and
> in the file browser, maybe we should support '?' too -- what less and
> vim use to start a backward search? But that would conflict with '?'
> in the file browser, which invokes the help text -- a behavior that
> we have inherited from Pico.)
Is starting a backward search in help really needed, how often would it be
used? Find previous match is important if you over shoot. But starting a
backward search only makes sense in the editor when you know that what you want
is above cursor.
> nano uses ^P and ^N in several places for Previous and Next
That is a good reason.