[racket-dev] [racket] Survey for DrRacket users related to automatic parentheses behavior

From: Harry Spier (vasishtha.spier at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Nov 22 19:57:04 EST 2012

On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 7:20 PM, Nadeem Abdul Hamid <nadeem at acm.org> wrote:

1. Do you use the automatic parentheses feature of DrRacket?

> 2a. If yes, does the proposal above resonate well with you?
I would prefer the following.  On my computer (windows) when auto-inserted
closing parenthesis is enabled, if I type ctrl [ then no closing bracket is
inserted but  ctrl ( inserts a closing bracket and ctrl { does nothing.  I
would prefer ctrl-( , ctrl-[ and ctrl-{ all don't insert a closing bracket
and also use ctrl-), ctrl-} and ctrl-] for the behavour you describe.

> 2b. And, do you think this "smart skipping" of auto-inserted closing
> parentheses should become the intrinsic behavior of the automatic
> parentheses mode, or should it be a separate preference?
I would like a separate preference.
Harry Spier

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