- Difference between Dyalog's built-in Search tool and Fire
- Fire's GUI
- Project Page
- How to get Fire
- Version Information
- APLTree downloads
Fire is part of the CategoryAplTree project.
Fire stands for FInd and REplace. It's designed to search and replace strings in the workspace.
Preconditions changes with version, there see the project page for details.
Fire's main feature is the "Replace" command which allows you in an easy yet powerful way to replace certain strings in all or selected objects.
Other features are:
- You can restrict the search to one or more of these:
- Functions, operators, classes, interfaces and namespace scripts.
Name search (⎕NL).
- You can search any combination of
- the APL source code (that's everything but stuff within quotes (text) and comments.
Negate a search ("all objects that do not contain...").
- Search only the hits of the last search.
Difference between Dyalog's built-in Search tool and Fire
Fire handles circular references correctly (thanks to PhilLast)
- Fire reports a WS FULL only when it is reasonable to do so
Specifying anything in the "Start looking here" control is supported by autocomplete: this box offers all ordinary namespaces matching the characters in "Start looking here".
After having performed a search one might want to look at the lines carrying the hits. This can be achieved by selecting the "Report hits" menu command from the "Report" menu:
The report offers a context menu on the items of the left:
The "Replace" feature
The Replace feature allows you to change the workspace on a global level:
There are two modes available:
- "All in one go" allows you to check all changes first and then either accept or discard them.
- "One-by-one" allows you to compare and edit one object after the other.
"All in one go" mode
When you select the "Preview" button you get this:
This allows you to check whether everything is okay or not. Here we see a "compressed" report: it contains only the lines which would change plus the object names plus the headers for all traditional functions and operators in order to make checking local variables easy. You cannot change anything at this stage but you can exclude certain objects from the "Replace" operation by un-ticking the check box.
This is the second and last step:
This allows you to either change and fix all objects or not.
One by one
In one-by-one mode you can check and edit a single object:
In the next step you can either fix the changes or skip this object and carry on with the next one or cancel the whole operation:
For bug reports, future enhancements and a full version history see Fire/ProjectPage
How to get Fire
- Download the zip file (link see below)
- Unzip it
Read HowToInstall.html and follow the instructions
Using an APLTree member
- If you just want to consume (use) an APLTree member then you have several choices:
Download it from its dedicated download page http://download.aplwiki.com/
Access it via FTP: ftp://ftp.aplwiki.com/APLTree/ with the user ID "anonymous". There is no password needed.
- Note that accessing it via ftp allows you to download older versions as well while the dedicated download page offers just the most current version.
If you want to contribute to an APLTree project see HowToContributeToTheAPLTreeProject for details.
Get the full project
If for some reason you need access to, say, the test cases then you need to get more then just the script (or application) itself.
HowToContributeToTheAPLTreeProject explains how to get a project onto your local machine. Just ignore any additional steps.