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Broken Syntax Highlighting and Disappearing Text

Reported by Wardrop | January 14th, 2012 @ 11:17 PM

There are two long standing issues I've encountered since I began using redcar over a year ago. I believe they may be related so I've put them both in the same ticket.

The first problem is that on a regular basis, the syntax highlighting will stop working for part of the current file. To fix it, I usually need to resize the application window, but sometimes closing and re-opening the file is the only option.

The second problem, which is more dangerous, is the case of disappearing text. It doesn't happen as often, but sometimes single characters or whole lines will not be visible in the editor. This most regularly occurs with closing brackets. I'll save and run the code and Ruby will complain about an unexpected ")". Looking at the problem line in the editor, there's only one perfectly valid ")" at the end of the line. Closing and re-opening the file reveals two closing brackets.

The disappearing line problem normally results when I backspace a line onto the line above it. Doing so can sometimes cause the whole line to disappear (the line being backspaced).

I'm sure everyone who has used redcar for a while would be familiar with these issues, but I couldn't seem to find any existing tickets.

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