Notepad2. Command line processing

Andriy Palamarchuk apa3a at
Wed Feb 20 07:26:25 CST 2002

--- Francois Gouget <fgouget at> wrote:
>    But it's true that notepad seems quite broken at
> the moment:
>  * if I pass a filename on the command line notepad
> crashes on
> startup... but not always.
>  * selecting a section of text with the mouse does
> not work
>  * selecting with shift+arrow keys does not work
>  * backspace works but not del
>  * notepad always believes I have modified the file
>  * the dialog telling me that the file was modified
> contains a random
> character after the question mark:
>    Would you like to save the changes ? u
>  * search does not work
>  * etc.
>    I have been told that the problem is that notepad
> should use an edit
> control instead of trying to do everything itself.

It is difficult not to notice :-)

> Also it has never
> been tested on Windows and has probably been broken
> by various 'fixes'.

It looks like it was developed on Windows. The
directory contains makefile for the free Windows
toolchain lcc. In my patch I added a makefile for

> Maybe I should enter a new bug report? Unfortunately
> I don't have time
> to go in and look at it myself.

I will look at notepad more closely later.

Andriy Palamarchuk

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