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bug #54713: ^G in the linter does not show a relevant help text

Submitted by:  Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Submitted on:  Sun 23 Sep 2018 10:21:56 AM UTC  
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  Fixed
Assigned to:  Benno Schulenberg <bens> Open/Closed:  Closed

Sun 30 Sep 2018 06:49:29 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Fixed in git, commit c8852aa5.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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Sun 23 Sep 2018 10:21:56 AM UTC, original submission:  

To reproduce, add the following to your nanorc:

  extendsyntax c linter gcc -fshow-column

Then run 'nano src/text.c' and type: ^T Y ^G.
Result: the main nano help text is shown, talking about things that are completely irrelevant when in linting mode.

Expected behavior: when in linting mode, ^G should show a short text about how the status bar shows the error message and the cursor is placed at the corresponding position in the file, and that the shown keystrokes can jump to later/earlier messages.

(Probably <Ctrl+Up> and <Ctrl+Down> should be added as bindings, as those come naturally to me for jumping.)

[By the way: nano a modeless editor?  It has help mode, browser mode, replace mode, linter mode... what not?  Also, help mode and browser mode can be recognized by a changed title bar.  Maybe the linter should change the title bar too, to make it clearer that we're not in editing mode?]

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-11-12 bens Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2018-09-30 bens Severity3 - Normal => 2 - Minor
        StatusIn Progress => Fixed
    2018-09-27 bens StatusNone => In Progress
        Assigned toNone => bens

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