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

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Wed Feb 15 21:52:39 EST 2006

On Feb 15, 2006, at 9:34 PM, Bill Wood wrote:

> 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?

No but to think that we can't improve over Emacs not to
speak DrScheme's editing and interaction capabilities
would mean we have given up on research and imagination.

It may happen. And one day I'll retire. -- Matthias

> 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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