[racket-dev] comment boxes

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Fri Jun 25 20:44:34 EDT 2010

On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 6:50 PM, Paul Ojanen <engineer at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> Are you thinking of totally removing any mode-ing/interpreting in the
> comment boxes?  Or just saying you are going to have the boxes' mode match
> the file's mode?  If it's the former, then my comments below are relevant.
> My students and I use comment boxes when we want to display editable code in
> a comment.  I do it often for function templates.  It's nice that the
> coloration and indentation work in a comment box.  But, wow, does a comment
> box totally seem to bloat the size of a source file!
> I do like that when I use a comment block and then "reindent all" DrRacket
> does not mess up the indentation inside the comment block.  But what is
> difficult about the comment blocks (when we're using to auto-indent) is that
> if a template is in a block, then changing a template doesn't get
> auto-indented unless we uncomment it, edit it, then re-comment it.  This is
> by far the biggest use I and my very few students have for comment boxes
> over blocks, especially when copying-and-pasting templates to create new
> ones.

I think you're saying that you want to re-indent code inside a comment
box, right?

If so, did you try selecting the code and hitting "tab"?


> If it weren't for the function templates we wouldn't miss the comment boxes
> being able to be seen as code by DrRacket.
> -Paul
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: dev-bounces at racket-lang.org [mailto:dev-bounces at racket-lang.org] On
>> Behalf Of Robby Findler
>> Sent: Friday, June 25, 2010 6:58 PM
>> To: dev
>> Subject: [racket-dev] comment boxes
>> Currently, comment boxes use Scheme mode inside them. This was just
>> reported as a bug to me. Anyone actually use this behavior and would
>> like to preserve it? (Should we have two kinds of comment boxes maybe?
>> Any opinions on how to put them into the GUI?)
>> Robby
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