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|Summary:||Add option to search within text strings|
|Component:||Search||Assignee:||Jaroslav Havlin <jhavlin>|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Exception Reporter:|
Description nikomatsakis 2006-10-24 13:03:51 UTC
It often happens that I want to find where in the code a particular message is coming from; as a result, what I want to do is search within the text strings in the program. Unfortunately, text strings can be arbitrarily wrapped on different lines and the like, so this is difficult. As a recent example, I wanted to find where an exception was coming from that had the text "The type of the variable initializer" in it. I couldn't find it. Eventually, I found that it came from a liine which looked like: String s = "The type of the variable "+ "initializer"; It would be nice to have a search that detected string constants broken apart like this.
Comment 1 Marian Petras 2007-08-10 14:00:51 UTC
That is a reasonable request. However, I cannot promise when and whether at all it will be implemented.
Comment 2 Jaroslav Havlin 2014-02-21 14:12:32 UTC
This feature would be probably more useful in Find in Projects. Reassigning back to Utilities/Search. However, thank you very much for checking of the issues.