#10 ✓wontfix
John Purnell

Project files should be saved before search

Reported by John Purnell | December 10th, 2008 @ 02:33 AM

In the TM Bundle Editor "Edit Command" window the "Save" dropdown should be set to "All Files in Project" to ensure that the current project state is searched.

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  • Trevor Squires

    Trevor Squires December 11th, 2008 @ 09:03 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “wontfix”

    This is a tough one.

    I agree that people will almost always expect to search the current project state - something you get with find-in-project. However, find-in-project doesn't actually save your files to perform its search.

    My concern is that folks would be caught off-guard by automatically saving all files. People expect their files to be saved when running a compile or a test-suite but for just searching... not so much.

    Also, the 'unsaved work' indicator in the tab-bar is something that I personally rely on (to keep track of where I am) and it would throw me off if that was reset every time I ran ack. I'm probably not the only one to depend on that little dot.

    In the end I decided to go for predictability and non-destructiveness by default, figuring that if people disagreed with me they could always just turn on the autosave.

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