[plt-scheme] Parentheses and color

From: Jos Koot (jos.koot at telefonica.net)
Date: Wed Jul 4 02:38:32 EDT 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robby Findler" <robby at cs.uchicago.edu>
To: "Matthias Felleisen" <matthias at ccs.neu.edu>
Cc: <plt-scheme at list.cs.brown.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 4:41 AM
Subject: Re: [plt-scheme] Parentheses and color

> On 7/3/07, Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>> On Jul 3, 2007, at 9:51 PM, Jean-Pierre Lozi wrote:
>> >
>> > Mmh... I'm not so sure. It's like saying some users are really quick
>> > with vim+latex, so IDEs are useless. Isn't the point of a user
>> > interface to fit both experienced and unexperienced users?
>> It is and I believe DrScheme does so at a _semantic_ level.
>> As for parentheses, it is critical to provide a modicum of
>> support but we must also wean people from the thought that
>> parentheses are syntax (or worse, that they matter).
> Put positively, DrScheme should make it easier for the parens to fade
> into the background. For instance, it could make it harder to write
> code that isn't properly indented.

DrScheme already does automatic indentation and that's very nice. But I would 
not like to be forced to a specific set of schemes of indentation. Although 
DrScheme allows much customization, I never succeeded in making it follow my 
preferred scheme, which is n spaces to the right/left for each entry/exit of a 
level of indentation., i.e. exactly n spaces for each open left parenthesis. For 
(a b c
in stead of
(a b c
.....d) (where . is space)
Jos Koot

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