Matthew J. Francis
mjay.francis at gmail.com
Thu Jan 4 01:45:14 UTC 2018
On 03/01/2018 17:42, Miklos Vajna wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 06:56:53AM +0000, Yemelyanenko Fyodor <fyodor_e at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> For now I see 2 possible solutions:
>> 1. Rewrite redlining, so Show option will change how doc is viewed, but
>> not how it is formed (list of nodes)
>> 2. When toggling change tracking or show option ON/OFF - clean
>> For now, I prefer option 2 :-)
>> Do we need to warn user, that we going to purge Undo/Redo (say, by
>> displaying some warning?)
>> Any additional suggestions will be appreciated.
> We raise a similar warning when deleting a header, you can probably
> reuse that code here. And sure, clearing the undo stack instead of
> crashing sounds like an improvement (especially if we ask the user
> before clearing the undo stack).
I use tracked changes on a regular basis, and would much rather this be
treated as "maybe difficult but important to get right" than "too hard,
so don't bother"
When editing a document with tracks, I frequently switch between viewing
changes and not (alternating focus between "what exactly has been
changed" and "what the final text should look like"). Not also being
able to undo at arbitrary times, if for instance I decide after
switching to "reviewing final text" for a section that I would prefer to
go back and start again another way, would be a major annoyance in the
I can't say for certain if other people use the feature the same way,
but I doubt it's that uncommon as a use case.
Perhaps a few well placed unit tests would clarify what the invariants
are that should hold in this case, but don't? There must be a middle
ground to be found between "painful major refactoring/rewrite" and "rip
it out altogether"
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