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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 19, 2015

Keep cursor in prefix area

Modify operation of the editor so that after a prefix (line number) area command (e.g. "cc/cc", "a", "dd/dd") is executed, the cursor remains in the prefix area.

Currently (8.5.1),it appears that the cursor remains in the prefix area when "half" a command is entered (that is, one part [e.g. "mm/mm"] of a two-part command [requiring "a/b/o"]), and the Status Line displays "Pending". After the command completes, the cursor returns to the source text area, column 1, even if another pending command exists. To complete the pending command, or to enter another line command, one must reposition the cursor back into the prefix area.

Use Case:

Enter two "cc/cc" pairs of commands in the prefix area, and press <Enter>. Then type an "a" in the prefix area.
The first command executes, copying the first "cc/cc" lines after the "a" line. Now the second "cc/cc" command is pending, but the cursor has moved into the source text area.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Sep 18, 2015

    You're right! I never noticed that about SEU; how about that?! ;-)
    I agree with you; thank you!

  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

  • Guest
    Jul 9, 2015

    Upon further investigation, we have determined that RDi's behaviour is consistent with SEU and we don't think it would be wise to differ from that standard.

    Thanks for your support