On Tue, 2004-11-02 at 07:13 -0500, Steve Hall wrote:
We would dearly love to have this feature, but so far, nobody with the necessary skills can be found to code it. So I'll ask again: is there anyone who can help with this? Many competing text editors have a regular expressions check box, but ever since we dumped the horrible Cream find dialog in preference for the Vim one, we've been without this valuable feature.
On Tue, 2004-11-02 at 06:49, Thomas de Grenier de Latour wrote:
> Oops, I've spoken to fast... The Windows version of the
> Find/Replace dialogs are standard dialogs, not something created
> from scratch. So to add the "Use regular expressions" check box,
> it seems that it is a complete dialog that should be written. I
> don't think I would be able to do that. The best I can do is to
> force the "no regexp" mode, but that will be a regression compared
> to the Cream version of the dialog.
>From Cream's perspective, a dialog without regexp is not serious, I
assume power users can use the command line. It's more important to
treat backslashes literally (escaping them and using \V) for the
However, for any chance to get the patch into Vim, I feel sure it
would need the regexp option so the Vim user can disable the
Any Windows coders here who want to attempt this dialog?
In the interim, I've instructed users to use ^O/, but this is a hack. They'll forget, and I'll have to re-explain it several times, and even then, only a fraction of my users will remember (or will ask). The rest of them will just do things less efficiently because they can't get at the feature through the GUI.