ctrl-w in XML file to include a comment on top

here is another quick shot, this happens to me very often:


in XML file you have a big tag section, with a comment on top, like this:

comes my big code block --- ]]>


so I can conveniently mark the block via ctrl-w (great feature!!) but I lack the comment. If I want to cut / paste the block for example, I surely want to also take the comment with it. It is not possible to extend the seletion via ctrl-w to inlcude the comment.


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We need JIRA request.

Michael Damberger wrote:

here is another quick shot, this happens to me very often:


in XML file you have a big tag section, with a comment on top, like this:

<!-- this is a description... -->
<here> comes my big code block
---
</here>


so I can conveniently mark the block via ctrl-w (great feature!!) but I lack the comment. If I want to cut / paste the block for example, I surely want to also take the comment with it. It is not possible to extend the seletion via ctrl-w to inlcude the comment.




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Maxim Mossienko
IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-5967

I filed it as XML-Editor-component usability issue, though I am not sure if this is filed correctly.

so if I create no JIRA request you prefer to ignore it?
Long live the bureaucracy... ;)

Yes, surely you can provide feedback, just go to the cellar (there are no stairs and no light swicht), and just go into the door with the sign "Beware of the tiger" ;)

Yes, this took me 1 minute to write- but it was more fun than filing a JIRA request ;)

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Hi,

Michael Damberger wrote:

so if I create no JIRA request you prefer to ignore it?


No, the request most likely will be lost in archieves of news server.

--
Best regards,
Maxim Mossienko
IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Well I understand that you yourself have not the time to create JIRA entries from news entries - but you could hire a student to do that.

But the message is understood: either provide a proper JIRA entry or just be quiet ;)

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The way I see it is that Jetbrains get more than enough bug reports to
keep them busy. They could create even more work for themselves by
entering JIRA requests created from messages in the fora, or keeping
track of messages containing bug reports, but that seems a bit silly to
me. Creating bug report is supposed to be our task as EAP users,
Jetbrains should only improve the product and fix them. If a bug doesn't
bother you enough to create a JIRA entry for it, it probably isn't
important anyway;-)

Bas

Michael Damberger wrote:

Well I understand that you yourself have not the time to create JIRA
entries from news entries - but you could hire a student to do that.

But the message is understood: either provide a proper JIRA entry or
just be quiet ;)

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you're right, my suggestions are no showstoppers or severe bugs - therefore I don't take the time to make JIRA entries.

Maybe Jetbrains really should shutdown the EAP until most of the bugs are fixed, then open it again and be responsive to the EAP as in good old times, sigh... ;)

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more seriously: I liked the discussion that took place in the eap forum. with the jira items there is no discussion like "+1", "-10", or "you could even extend that feature if you..."

but probably you have discussed this, and probably you just have to many items in the list already...

I really hope you find the efforts to fix as much as possible as soon as possible ;)

One relatively major company recently dropped IDEA in favour of Eclipse. I hope this is not systematic.

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Michael Damberger wrote:

more seriously: I liked the discussion that took place in the eap
forum. with the jira items there is no discussion like "+1", "-10",
or "you could even extend that feature if you..."


Actually, in JIRA there are real votes which are really counted, and
there is often discussion in the comments area.

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yes? Mabye I'm missing something.

But I actively have to search in the JIRA entries.

Well, maybe it is really actually the case that JIRA is an improvement.

Do you think that the quality of comments has improved?

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What do you mean you actively have to search in the jira entries? I
don't think jira is better or worse than the old tracker for me, and I
think it's better for JB. So I've lost nothing from switch to jira, and
JB has gained productivity.

Michael Damberger wrote:

yes? Mabye I'm missing something.

But I actively have to search in the JIRA entries.

Well, maybe it is really actually the case that JIRA is an improvement.

Do you think that the quality of comments has improved?

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A very important difference is that the forum is prominently linked.
OTOH you have to know that there is a newsgroup for Jira issues, and
actively search for configuration info.
There should be both a web view of the Jira newsgroup and prominent info
on the intellij.net site on how to access the newsgroup via NNTP.

Keith Lea wrote:

What do you mean you actively have to search in the jira entries? I
don't think jira is better or worse than the old tracker for me, and I
think it's better for JB. So I've lost nothing from switch to jira, and
JB has gained productivity.

Michael Damberger wrote:

>> yes? Mabye I'm missing something.
>>
>> But I actively have to search in the JIRA entries.
>>
>> Well, maybe it is really actually the case that JIRA is an improvement.
>>
>> Do you think that the quality of comments has improved?

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