Re: [PATCH] space on prompt bugfix
- From: buc <buc odusz so-cdu ru>
- To: Jindrich Novy <jnovy redhat com>
- Cc: MC Devel <mc-devel gnome org>, buc <buc odusz so-cdu ru>
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] space on prompt bugfix
- Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 17:44:46 +0300
Jindrich Novy wrote:
IMHO, patch1 is better way. Else "end user" can decide "the space key is
not working" ...
Yes, the spacebar won't be working for leading spaces. However, typing
the leading spaces in the command prompt IMHO doesn't make too much
sense to me so maybe after patch2 is applied we may use the spacebar as
an equivalent of "Ins" for selecting files/dirs as usual in other
filemanagers when nothing is actually typed in the command prompt.
That is a slight advantage of the second patch so please let me know if
you like/dislike the idea so that I can do another patch for this or
simply be happy with the patch1.
Intuitively, the MC can be perceived as a screen extension to shell
(which became possible due to ncurses/slang lib and Ctr/Fn/Alt/Meta
keyboard features). Therefore, MC`s cmdline should be closer to a shell
command line, rather than a screen application input field.
Currently, we have only one printable character -- Tab -- which
behaves unser MC and a shell differently (and it is reasonable). But
don`t add space to this list!
There are a lot of keyboard buttons, modifier keys etc. to do things
easy -- let MC cmdline be a "true command line".
Dmitry Butskoj <dmitry butskoj name>
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