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Re: [Bug-XBoard] [bug #35000] Temporary previous position ('.' key, form

From: h.g. muller
Subject: Re: [Bug-XBoard] [bug #35000] Temporary previous position ('.' key, former Ctrl) conflicts with start of Type a move
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 21:18:15 +0100

I still have some bad feelings about this fix. It seems to me that using a two-key stroke or this funtion pretty much destroys its usefulness completely. I don't see much of a reason for its existence in the first place; highighting shows you pretty learly what the last move was, when you use arrow highlighting even more so than the traditional square-boundary highlighting. Perhaps it is a remnant of the monochrome era? I am not sure at all if XBoard would still work
in monochrome...

Anyway, if we want to keep this feature, I would be in favor of continuing to use a plain . rather than Ctrl+. , now that the auto-repeat problem is fixed (I would onsider this an X-tools bug, btw: auto-repeat is not a keydown event!) Then we can drop this paying attention to the Ctrl key in the MoveTypeIn callback as well (normally this is automatic, but there is no such ASCII character as Ctrl+. !) It would be better to only pop up the move type-in only for alphanumerics, not in the least
because that is what WinBoard does too.

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