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Re: lynx-dev "soft newline" and source searching (was: another largish p

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev "soft newline" and source searching (was: another largish patch)
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 08:16:45 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 26 Oct 1999, T.E.Dickey wrote:

> > If you want "foobar" to be found in that situation, you have to 
> > extend the search mechanism.  Not a small fix. 
> >  
> > Or don't break lines like that, restore the old lynx behavior. 
> the old lynx behavior didn't wrap lines source view.

That's what I meant.  You couldn't see everything (except by doing a
'P'rint), but you could "find" everything:  at least go to the right
line that has the target string, even if the target string is not
(or is not completely) in the displayed part of the line.

> (there's probably a better way to
> implement it, agreed).

It's a trade off, I don't see how changing some details of
implementation would change that.

If folks want a search function that covers more than one line, someone
should write it.  (or avoid having lines split, as in "old lynx behavior"
with the resulting effects.)


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