[Bug 72464] Adding syntax highlighting for "Search in Files" results?

Jens Dagerbo jens.dagerbo at swipnet.se
Mon Feb 2 20:03:05 UTC 2004

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           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

------- Additional Comments From jens.dagerbo at swipnet.se  2004-02-02 20:02 -------
No, I can't see this happening. I won't attempt to implement it and frankly, I can't see anyone else adding this to the current design.

The grep plugins runs "find | grep" in a child process and returns the results. Implementing syntax highlighting would need concurrent access to all the files returned to determine mimetype and while alot of the needed code could probably be borrowed from Kate, this would quite clearly make the whole procedure alot slower and more complex.

It's a nice wish, sure, but it borders on "pipe dream". The marginal functional improvement simply doesn't justify the complexity of the solution.

Of course, anyone is welcome to try to prove me wrong. :)

Closing as WONTFIX.

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