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Find in Files (Replace All) is mangling text

Posted: 9 Sep 2020 14:05
by Harrison Pratt
Find in Files/Replace All seems to be having a problem with overwriting '(' and adjacent characters in the target text.

If use, for example, the parameters below:
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The IDE changes the line below


to this line:


It seems to be specific to certain files in one project.

Re: Find in Files (Replace All) is mangling text

Posted: 10 Sep 2020 14:36
by Thomas Linder Puls
I believe the problem is caused by TAB characters in the affected files.

Our IDE never insert TAB characters, so either they have been in the file from ancient time, or they have been put in by some "foreign" editor.

If you (auto-)format the file there will be no TAB characters. The formater program vipPP.exe can run on an entire directory structure (it will produce a parallel directory structure with the formatted files, so it is safe to try it out).

Re: Find in Files (Replace All) is mangling text

Posted: 10 Sep 2020 16:46
by Harrison Pratt
Ahhh ... auto-format doesn't trigger on changes made by an external editor (Notepad++). I needed to change the Tab Replace by space setting in NPP so I don't need to remember to run the little macro I created to to that before closing the file.

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