[plt-scheme] Paren Paralysis Sufferers Unite

From: Jaime Vargas (jev at mac.com)
Date: Thu Oct 29 14:48:06 EDT 2009

On Oct 29, 2009, at 2:02 PM, John Clements wrote:

>  By default, typing a left paren inserts a single left paren into  
> the buffer.  With the remapping I use, typing left-paren inserts a  
> matching pair of parens, wrapped around the current selection, with  
> the cursor just to the right of the left-paren.  Are you suggesting  
> that *everyone* should use this remapping?

Yes. That is the default behavior in other editors for lispy  
languages, emacs lisp mode and textmate come to mind.

> It seems like a good idea to me, but I'm betting it would increase  
> the slope of the DrScheme learning curve.

I don't see why it will impede learning. If anything the current  
default forces the user to either type more or read more docs to  
accomplish a simple task.

-- Jaime

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