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

From: Bill Wood (william.wood3 at comcast.net)
Date: Wed Feb 15 21:34:03 EST 2006

On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 20:44 -0500, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
   . . .
> We have no intention of taking Emacs away from you. But we have
> every intention of making DrScheme so good that you won't want to
> use Emacs anymore for Scheme programming. Of course, this can only
> happen if we, the team members use it, and improve it.

Then you believe that the diversity of preferences and wired-in biases
in the anticipated user population is sufficiently small that taking a
"one model fits all" approach is feasible?  In other words, that with
enough work, research, etc., etc. you can find a *single* model that
fits (almost) everyone sufficiently well that it would be preferable to
anything else?  Interesting.  My past dealings with human factors
research and recommendations leads me to the other conclusion -- Your
mileage not only *may* vary, it *will* vary.

 -- Bill Wood

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