Last post to fpc list, please / cross posted to lazarus list [Re: [fpc-pascal] Lazarus]

Martin lazarus at
Sun Nov 15 23:35:58 CET 2009

Since this is purely lazarus related, I cross post this, and set 
reply-to to lazarus list.

@Rainer: You can read relevant posts in the archive:

Rainer Stratmann wrote:
> Am Sunday 15 November 2009 20:03:21 schrieb Martin:
>> Interesting. I almost never want to search the entire text (at least not
>> with the normal search). If I want to search the entire text, I much
>> prefer "find in files" (all open units), because it displays the results
>> in a nice list.
>> Martin
> Why do you want to search 'from cursor'?
> The feature 'find in files' is interesting.
> I did not use it before.
If for example I am at the first relevant instance of an identifier.
 e.g a procedure-local variable, and I am at it's declaration. If the 
same word occurs earlier in the text, it is a different variable, 
belonging to a different procedure.

Truth is I use the find dialog very seldom. If I need to search I do a 
incremental search (search as you type) via ctrl-e => it does a better 
If I need to do a replace (usually limited to one procedure) I used to 
use the find/replace, but now I use syncro-mode (select block, press 
icon on gutter / or select and ctrl-j)

Of course, not every search is starting from the cursor, but as I said, 
then I use find in files. The find dialog is (if used at all) reserved 
to find the  next occurrence

And if I ever really want to use find, from top of file, I save myself 
the need of changing the option, I use:   ctrl-home  ctrl-f
and I search from cursor

But it all comes down to personal likings. : I did it may way ...


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