[racket-dev] drracket and rectangles

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Mon Jan 3 18:36:34 EST 2011

FWIW, DrRacket does have keyboard macros but I see that control-w
(under windows, with menu keys disabled) interrupts the sequence so I
can't actually use them to do Matthias's edit easily in DrRacket (also
DrRacket is missing that cool control-x e e e e e e that Emacs does
these days).


On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 4:54 PM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> A few things for which I switch to Emacs, even when using DrRacket:
> * M-q to re-flow Racket comments that span multiple lines, to fill to some
> margin (like 79 or 80 columns).  Note that Emacs has fancy "adaptive-fill",
> but something simple and Racket-comment-specific would be fine.
> * M-x quack-tidy RET to reindent all lines and tidy up extraneous
> whitespace.  Using the pretty-printer, DrRacket could go a step further, to
> line-breaking.
> * Keyboard macros.  These can get pretty powerful.  Matthias's
> argument-reordering would be a simple example, and even for that, keyboard
> macros using sexp movement operations would be more robust than rectangle
> kill&yank.
> * Working with (editing, viewing, or doing keyboard macros with) more than 2
> or 3 files at once.
> * Doing version control operations.
> * Editing non-Racket/Scheme text files.
> The first two have been on my mental list to add to DrRacket someday.  But
> if any students are bored over winter break... :)
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