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wisepenguin



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wisepenguin
fasm 1.66
fasmw 0.93.7

in fasmw it accepts the tab character and moves the cursor to the
right so many spaces, useful for indents.

but when pressing backspace it only goes back 1 space and not a tab.

this is useful but i would prefer it to only go back 1 space if a space
is at the previous position, and go back 1 tab if a tab is at the previous
position.

so, backspace will go back either 1 tab or 1 space depending on the
previous character (the one about to be deleted with backspace)

and maybe shift+backspace will always go back 1 space regardless.

is this possible ?
Post 01 Jul 2006, 19:40
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Tomasz Grysztar
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Not possible directly, since fasmw's editor internally uses no tab characters (reproducing this behavior of DN's editor was one of the reasons why I wrote my own edit control instead of using the standard one, note also the "Smart tabs" option, which wouldn't be possible with standard tab characters, and "Optimal fill" which too specific to this design). But in "original" DN's editor there was an option "Backspace indents", which would perhaps still be useful for you if I implemented it in fasmw?
Post 01 Jul 2006, 20:08
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Madis731



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Maybe some other accelerator then like Shift+Tab. Backspace => means exactly back-space, but shift-tab could move 4 or 8 spaces back or maybe make Shift+Tab also intelligent:
Code:
mov eax,4
|   add ebx,8
|   |   sub ecx,12
\   \   \   ;comment: every Shift+Tab takes you back to the previous backslash
    
Post 02 Jul 2006, 09:26
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wisepenguin



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wisepenguin
Tomasz, thanks for the reply and inner workings of fasmw.
the "backspace indents" option sounds like it could be useful, i guess
this takes the cursor back the same amount of spaces as a tab ?

i like it that fasmw works in characters, but sometimes its a bit tedious
to get alignment right in many lines of code.

i would appreciate this feature if you had spare time Smile
Post 02 Jul 2006, 10:18
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Tomasz Grysztar
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For now you can use Ctrl+Backspace to quickly delete the whole indent (but this will remove all indents at once).

BTW: the fact that fasmw is still 0.9x version is my excuse why there's no documentation at all for the editor features. However I already revealed some of the details on this board. Here you can find some quick description of options. There are also all hotkeys listed somewhere...
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Yes, the hotkeys are just a post before in your link:
http://fasm.sourceforge.net/archive/oldsite/fasmkeys.txt
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