After discussing this further with Derek, I tend to your position here
now (although not to the Beep bit).
On 31/03/2005, at 21:21, Jeremy Ginsburg wrote:
> Ori, (as you know) I'm in agreement with Derek on this point. I
> believe both Mellel's and TextEdit's behavior comes as a surprise to
> users and is quite unintuitive, as your awkward explanation, "The point
> where the insertion point is is selected", exemplifies -- most users
> (I'd bet) wouldn't think so. SubEthaEdit's behavior is better here:
> when the user clicks 'Replace and Find' with nothing selected or with
> something other than the find-text selected, SEE beeps and performs a
> find. (SEE's find is quite nice in general: simple and quite
> powerful.) The rule SEE follows, and which Mellel should follow, is
> that 'Replace and Find' will only replace the find-text -- this is the
> expectation of most users.
> Anyone else care to weigh in?