[plt-scheme] Paren Paralysis Sufferers Unite

From: Grant Rettke (grettke at acm.org)
Date: Wed Oct 21 14:27:43 EDT 2009

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 11:54 AM,  <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
> I think Lisp badly needs simpls syntactic schemes to reduce the number
> of parntheses and make parentheses-matching visualy easier.  But every
> proposal I've seen or made gets shouted down with complaints of "We've
> learned to count parentheses -- Why can't you?"

Whoever told you that is really misleading you. After a few weeks you
don't see the parentheses; you care primarily about the indentation.
You really don't see them after a while; and you can rely on your
editor to keep parentheses balanced in the first place (first rule:
don't do work the computer can do for you).

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