[fpc-pascal]FP IDE options

Aitor SantamarĂ­a aitor.sm at wanadoo.es
Fri May 17 15:14:39 CEST 2002


I am new to the FPC IDE for DOS, as I am more used to that of TP/TC, and 
to compile manually from commandline. I must admit it has improved a lot 
since I list tried it, where I rejected using it due to the critical 
bugs which made the IDE abort quite frequently at compiling.

However, I can't tune up the Editor preferences as I'd like to, and I 
don't know which are bugs, which are not-ready features, and which are 

There are two things that I would like to feel on the IDE Editor, 
regarding selected blocks.

One is that, if a block is selected and I move the cursor off with the 
keyboard, the block should be automatically unselected. This is what I 
understood to be "Persistent Blocks" to be DISABLED. However, my 
Persistent Block option in Options\Environment\Editor is disabled, but 
the behaviour persists.

The second one is that I would like that, when a block is selected, any 
key replaces it, and pressing DEL removes it. I think Borland used the 
terminology "Overwrite blocks", or something like that, but I don't see 
such option in the editor.

I am using the IDE that comes with ver 1.0.4, but if you tell me that 
these are bugs which are fixed by 1.0.6, I'll switch :)


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