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Re: [Nano-devel] State of the editor / remaining feature requests

From: Eitan Adler
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] State of the editor / remaining feature requests
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2009 21:46:07 -0500
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> - Make matching bracket searches sophisticated enough to skip over
>   brackets inside comments?
Would be nice as long as it doesn't slow things down.
> - Allow indentation to add just enough columns to reach the nearest
>   multiple of tabsize, rather than always adding tabsize columns?
Maybe make this an option?  I've seen it both ways in various editors.
> - Allow piping marked text to an external command and replacing it with
>   the command's output (as the internal spell checker already does with
>   the "spell" command)?
If it isn't difficult could you generalize the spell command to pipe to
any nummber of commands?
> - Rewrite the nano FAQ in SGML.
> - Fix problems with color syntaxes' highlighting lines too aggressively.
> - Allow text searches in the help browser.
IMHO nano should just open help as a text file instead of making it a
separate browser.
> - Allow searching for and replacing newlines.
Would be nice.
> - Allow soft wrapping as well as hard wrapping?
Would be nice.
> - Detect when we're pasting text, so that we can handle it differently
>   from normal typing?
Eitan Adler
"Security is increased by designing for the way humans actually behave."
-Jakob Nielsen

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