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#1499 Multiple empty buffers can be created

Bug
closed-wont-fix
Neil Hodgson
scite (46)
3
2014-05-23
2013-07-20
Sworddragon
No

Quoting from Neil Hodgson from another report:

SciTE tries to avoid creating multiple empty buffers. If there is any text in the first tab then New will create another buffer. Fixing this could lead to unwanted buffers and the problem is very limited in scope so I won't be fixing it.

If the first empty buffer has text in it it is possible to create multiple buffers. Relying to the quote SciTE should limit this to 1 buffer.

Discussion

  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson
    2013-07-20

    • labels: --> scite
    • status: open --> open-wont-fix
    • assigned_to: Neil Hodgson
    • Priority: 5 --> 3
     
  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson
    2013-07-20

    The referenced issue was [#1471]. I won't be working on this.

     

    Related

    Bugs: #1471

  • Sworddragon
    Sworddragon
    2014-04-29

    Is there a special reason not fixing this?

     
    • Neil Hodgson
      Neil Hodgson
      2014-04-29

      It is very unimportant. Why work on it?

       
      • Sworddragon
        Sworddragon
        2014-04-29

        If this behavior is really not intended but just unimportant in my opinion it should not be rejected (but it could be delayed as it has a low priority).

         
        Last edit: Sworddragon 2014-04-29
        • Neil Hodgson
          Neil Hodgson
          2014-04-29

          I fail to see why this is of any importance to you. Are you just trying to argue with the previous decision through an indirect means?

           
          • Sworddragon
            Sworddragon
            2014-04-29

            I fail to see why this is of any importance to you.

            I'm just reporting every bug/feature request I'm finding in every application. I have done this already in over 100 applications with many hundred of reports.

            Are you just trying to argue with the previous decision through an indirect means?

            https://sourceforge.net/p/scintilla/bugs/1471/ at the end claims that not creating empty buffers is the correct behavior. This tickets is just the logical consequence that SciTE in some cases does indeed create multiple empty buffers and that this could be a bug.

             
            Last edit: Sworddragon 2014-04-29
            • Neil Hodgson
              Neil Hodgson
              2014-04-30

              This is an obscure corner that will not matter to anyone. It is really not worth worrying about.

               
              • Sworddragon
                Sworddragon
                2014-04-30

                If you think so there is an easy way: This behavior could be simply declared as the correct behavior so all would be fine here.

                 
                • Neil Hodgson
                  Neil Hodgson
                  2014-04-30

                  Everything is fine: there is an unimportant bug that will not be fixed. Therefore it is marked as open-wont-fix.

                   
  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson
    2014-05-22

    • status: open-wont-fix --> closed-wont-fix
     
  • Sworddragon
    Sworddragon
    2014-05-23

    Everything is fine: there is an unimportant bug that will not be fixed. Therefore it is marked as open-wont-fix.

    I don't know why the ticket got closed now. Maybe the bug is unimportant but it is still valid. In theory a contributor could fix this in the future but closing this ticket makes it more difficult to find such tickets.

     
    • Neil Hodgson
      Neil Hodgson
      2014-05-23

      No one will ever work on this bug when there are many other bugs that deserve attention.

      Having this open means its more difficult to find the bugs that are important.

       
      • Sworddragon
        Sworddragon
        2014-05-24

        Having this open means its more difficult to find the bugs that are important.

        If you think this bugtracker isn't suitable for handling this I recommend you to create a ticket on the Apache Allura project to get things enhanced.

         
        • Neil Hodgson
          Neil Hodgson
          2014-05-24

          The bug tracker works perfectly fine. Even if this were a simple text list or the worlds most user-friendly tracker I would still be removing this bug report. Closing bug reports that do not meet a minimal level of usefulness helps the readers of the tracker.