New in Version 18.2

October 10, 2018

New General Features

  • Greatly improved the speed of Find, Replace, Filter, CSV sort and other operations when opening very large files. Removed multi-threaded search/replace, as single-threaded search/replace is now faster.
  • In the new version, the status bar is highlighted for important messages.

Test results:

v18.0v18.1v18.2Comparison to v18.0
Find “abc” with “Count Matches” option4.09 seconds3.26 seconds1.80 seconds2.27 times faster
Replace “abc” with “@@@”4.30  seconds3.22 seconds1.75 seconds2.46 times faster
Filter “abc”4.16 seconds3.14 seconds1.73 seconds2.40 times faster
CSV Sort0.797 seconds0.781 seconds0.500 seconds1.60 times faster
CSV Sort by Multiple Columns (numbers, sort by 2 columns)1.88 seconds1.813 seconds1.30 seconds1.45 times faster
CSV Sort by Multiple Columns (numbers, sort by 3 columns)3.02  seconds3.02 seconds2.19 seconds1.38 times faster

* Find/Replace/Filter: 538 MB, 10,000,000 lines, random ASCII data, Sort: 185 MB, 2,170,000 lines, CSV number data, Windows 10 (64-bit), Core i7-8700K, 32GB RAM.

New Options

  • Added the Sort by Occurrence Ascending and Sort by Occurrence Descending radio buttons to the Sort by Multiple Columns dialog box.
  • Added the Do not display the Save Workspace button in the “Save Changes?” dialog box check box to the Workspace page of the Customize dialog box.

New Commands

  • Next Bookmark in This Document (Around)
  • Previous Bookmark in This Document (Around)
  • Sort by Occurrence Ascending
  • Sort by Occurrence Descending

Plug-in API New Features

  • Added the SORT_OCCURRENCE flag to the Editor_Sort inline function and the SORT_INFO structure.

Macro New Features

  • Added the O (sorts by occurrence) option to the strColumns parameter of the Sort method.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the bug where the Backup feature did not work.
  • Fixed customer-reported issues (1).