[plt-scheme] Emacs modes and s-expression comments

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Wed Feb 15 18:29:35 EST 2006

Carl, please first read the DrScheme manual before you make such
claims. You're wrong on both points in your first paragraph.

That said, I don't care if you like Emacs or whatever. This mailing
list is not the place for such debates. Please join the PLT bashers on
the IRC channel and leave this forum to people who want to get real
work done.


At Wed, 15 Feb 2006 17:27:57 -0500, Carl Eastlund wrote:
> DrScheme could, oh no, include the useful editor features I've come to
> rely on like custom keybinds and split windows.  But it doesn't.  So
> I'm sad either way.
> Besides, DrScheme isn't a general editor.  If I want to edit my Scheme
> program, the Java program I'm porting it from, the corresponding
> doc.txt file, and the LaTeX document where I write up the results... I
> can open 4 different programs, or one.  I choose one.  That's the real
> answer.
> On 2/15/06, Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> > You could, oh no, switch to drscheme :-)
> >
> > On Feb 15, 2006, at 4:19 PM, Eli Barzilay wrote:
> >
> > > On Feb 15, Carl Eastlund wrote:
> > >> I use emacs and "quack" mode for editing Scheme source.  It's nice
> > >> overall, but "#;" comments confuse it - it considers them line
> > >> comments, and they ruin parenthesis-matching for entire files.  Does
> > >> anyone know of a good fix, workaround, a version of quack that
> > >> understands these, or a better emacs mode I should be using for
> > >> Scheme?  Thanks.
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