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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 16, 2016

Enhance code comment feature

Using ACS Run SQL Scripts version

When using CTRL+/ to comment or uncomment without first highlighting the line of text, the product highlights the text to the end of line and then moves the cursor AFTER the highlighted text.
This places the cursor on the next line. The commented line is remains highlighted.

With the cursor at the next line one is given the impression that we can use CTRL+/ again to comment or uncomment this new line.
However, since the previous line is still highlighted the product just undoes what action was completed before, commenting or uncommenting.

Use Case:

Open file in Run SQL Scripts.and cursor to a line then press CTRL+/.

The line is commented or uncommented, it is still highlighted and the text cursor is at the start of the next line.

Press CTRL+/ again and the prior line will now be undone from the prior action.

So I write my SQL for my programs in Run SQL Scripts first so that I can trry many different ways to improve the end result or to interject a filtering section in the where clause or to put the results into a table on the system.

I do not like to write multiple statements to achieve similar results with slight differences. I like to comment out code to affect the results of the query overall. I typically comment out highly selective filtering or test selects of CTEs.

These pieces of SQL code reside on one line in order to make commenting out pieces easier. Often times I comment out one line of code and want to comment the next line of code. But in order to do this comment/uncomment currently I MUST move my text cursor to discard the text highlight.

I would like the system to stop putting the cursor at the next line when I press CTRL+/ on a line without first highlighting or discard the line highlight for situations where I press CTRL+/ on a line without first highlighting.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Feb 23, 2018

    Thank you for submitting your Request For Enhancement. After evaluating your submission, the decision at this time is to not provide this support. The recommendation is to select multiple lines at once to toggle comments.