The following forum message was posted by stefanomasini at http://sourceforge.net/projects/pydev/forums/forum/293649/topic/3670352:
I used to develop under Linux and Windows and I recently switched to MacOsX. I found a very inconvenient difference in the latter platform when I edit Python code and move the cursor to the next word.
What I\'m talking about is what\'s called the \"Next Word\" and \"Previous Word\" commands in the \"Keys\" preference tab. The default binding for Windows and Linux is Ctrl+Left and Ctrl+Right respectively, while in MacOsX is Alt+Left and Alt+Right.
I\'m sure you all know what I\'m talking about...
If I have a line like this:
when moving across words, the boundaries do not include the dot. Therefore, if I hold Shift, I cannot quickly select \"myMethod\". I can only select the whole \"myObject.myMethod\".
I don\'t know about other users, but I find this incredibly annoying, I stumble into this very often and can\'t stand selecting the word letter by letter by just using the arrow keys.
I read about similar issued but all regarding Java editors and couldn\'t find anything specifically related to PyDev. I got the impression that this difference is due to the code relying on some platform specific functionality regarding word boundaries.
Am I missing something, or is this really a bug that should be fixed?