#370 [RFE] Multiple Results for Hyper Search


It would be nice if new hyper searches just added a new results tree to the hyper search window instead of wiping out the previous search results.


  • Slava Pestov

    Slava Pestov - 2001-04-25
    • status: open --> closed-rejected
  • Slava Pestov

    Slava Pestov - 2001-04-25

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    This will be extremely counter-intuitive. How about just
    using a regexp to catch all matches at once instead?

  • Nathan Niesen

    Nathan Niesen - 2001-04-25

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    It doesn't seem to be counter intuitive in JBuilder or

    A regexp won't work if I'm searching for two entirely
    different things. A lot of times I do a search so I can
    find all uses of something and change it. Invariably, I
    find some other form of what I was looking for or the
    change I'm making requires me to change something
    completely different. In these cases, I want to perform
    another search without losing my original results. Having
    all the search results in one window allows me to see all
    the items I need to consider when making the changes and
    gives me a convenient 'todo' list.

    Another case where a regexp won't work is when I have to
    search two different directory structures for the same
    thing. For example, the other day I needed to search my
    Java source tree and two different web app directories.
    Sure I could just search my whole hard drive but why should
    I search 12G of data when I'm only interested in 5M of
    data. I've also found that searching too large of a
    directory structure, about 4G, results in out of memory
    errors (with the default 32M heap).

    Furthermore, regexp are great but I'm just learning to use
    them. Sometimes, it's much more productive to do two
    simple searches instead of spending 5 minutes trying to
    write a regexp. Maybe I'll have better luck with the new
    regexp version and the bug fixes.

    Thanks for your time, Nathan.

  • Nathan Niesen

    Nathan Niesen - 2001-04-25
    • status: closed-rejected --> open-rejected
  • Slava Pestov

    Slava Pestov - 2001-07-01
    • status: open-rejected --> closed-rejected
  • Slava Pestov

    Slava Pestov - 2001-07-01

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    removing feature requests from the bug tracker.


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