[texworks] 'Overload' copyToFind() to accept string from Script?

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 11:12:20 CET 2011



On 3 February 2011 22:39, Paul A Norman <paul.a.norman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok,
> findFromScript()
>  code snippet http://code.google.com/p/texworks/issues/detail?id=261#c47
> And I've added to my TwApi wrapper object.
> Paul
> On 3 February 2011 20:01, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 2011-01-30 11:33, Paul A Norman wrote:
>>> Is there any way that TeXDocument.cpp  -   void TeXDocument::copyToFind()
>>> could be (not sure about C++ terminology here :) 'overloaded' so that
>>> if a string was passed from Script it would not look for a text
>>> curssor selection but in  process (prepare) in copyToFind()  the
>>> Script supplied string instead please?
>> It's possible in principle, but I don't see any particular use for that
>> ATM - i.e., assuming that copyToFind is not one of the more frequently
>> used functions from scripting. After all, you can always work around
>> this by simply inserting the string you want to search for in a
>> document, select it, call copyToFind as it is, and delete the selection
>> again. I agree that's not very convenient, but for rarely using it I
>> think it should be OK.
>> For now, I'd rather focus on finally getting 0.4 done. But you can
>> collect such feature requests and we can review the list in the future
>> (rather than tackling each overloading (correct C++ terminology, BTW ;))
>> separately).
>> HTH
>> Stefan

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