833: wrong position on Error Stripe?

Hi Gentlemen

Having source file as follows:

public class Silly {
int a = 1;

public Silly() {
a = a;
}
}

I get yellow color streak at wrong position on Error Stripe, i.e. three or
for lines below true position. (I use Build 833 on Windows 98)
Search on "position" and "stripe" doesn't give any results.

Have anybody seen that?

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Best regards,
Michael



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The error stripe always uses the whole window height to represent a file. This is very intuitive with large files but looks somewhat strange on small files.

So consider having a file which uses half of the window height and there's an error in the middle of that file. The error mark will be in the middle of the error stripe, because the error is in the middle of the file. Despite the fact that the erroneous line is at the top quarter of the window.

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Martin Fuhrer wrote:

The error stripe always uses the whole window height to represent a
file. This is very intuitive with large files but looks somewhat
strange on small files.


Perhaps for small files the error stripe should be restricted to the
height of the file, and the rest of the stripe should be grayed out in
some way?

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Hello Jonas, Martin & All

"Jonas Kvarnstr?m" <jonkv@ida.liu.se> wrote

Martin Fuhrer wrote:


I definitely missed that thread :(

>

The error stripe always uses the whole window height to represent a
file. This is very intuitive with large files but looks somewhat
strange on small files.

>

Perhaps for small files the error stripe should be restricted to the
height of the file, and the rest of the stripe should be grayed out in
some way?

>

Martin, have you filed that request? I'd like to vote for it.

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Best regards,
Michael



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No, I didn't file a request. Im quite happy with the current behaviour. It's consistent and one can get used to it. And let's face it: The power of the error stripe comes to the fore on large files. There it helps a lot in finding errors not visible on screen. But on small files there's very little additional information in the error stripe. So I don't care much about it.

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