[racket-dev] comment boxes

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Sat Jun 26 10:14:41 EDT 2010

On Jun 26, Robby Findler wrote:
> FWIW, I hope to make #; comments actually turn the commented out
> thing the commented out color.

I used to like this feature when it was just an idea, and then it got
implemented in Emacs.  My conclusion is that unless it's something
that composes with the usual colors (something like a different
background color, or fading out the existing colors), it would be a
mistake.  (IOW, the whole point of #;expr is that it is still treated
as an expression.)

> On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 8:23 AM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt <samth at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 9:15 AM,  <engineer at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> >> Yes, and it works well.  That's what I see as the major feature of the
> >> comment box over the comment block.  That and the colorizing.  While
> >> commented out, it still looks like code.
> >>
> >> I was afraid you were going to remove some of that functionality by not
> >> "Scheme mode"-ing them or something.
> >
> > Are there advantages of comment boxes over s-expression comments
> > (using #;) for you?
> > --
> > sam th
> > samth at ccs.neu.edu
> >
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