[plt-scheme] Parentheses and color

From: Jos Koot (jos.koot at telefonica.net)
Date: Wed Jul 4 02:43:13 EDT 2007

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From: "Jean-Pierre Lozi" <jean-pierre at lozi.org>
To: <plt-scheme at list.cs.brown.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 8:26 AM
Subject: Re: [plt-scheme] Parentheses and color

> On 7/4/07, Jos Koot <jos.koot at telefonica.net> wrote:
>> Hi
>> I never count parentheses, but frequently watch the highlighting of
>> subexpressions. DrScheme realy makes it easy. When typing a sequence of 
>> closing
>> parentheses I simply check that the start of the highlighting correctly skips
>> back one level of indentation for each closing parenthesis. The same method 
>> can
>> be used to quickly spot a missing closing parenthesis. The method works 
>> perfect
>> even if the parentheses would not be visible.
>> Jos koot
> Yes, but you have to move the cursor to do so.

A matter of taste perhaps, but I find it easier to touch the right arrow and 
watch the highlighting than to move my eyes over the screen to look for a 
particular color. Moreover, you may need a lot of colors for deeply nested 
expressions, which may mean that some colors will not easily be distinguished 
from each other.
Jos Koot

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