[plt-scheme] possibly evil drscheme ui thought

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Fri Oct 17 22:08:25 EDT 2008

See the 'Parenthesis color scheme' drop-down menu in the preferences
(under Colors > Background Color). It isn't what you're asking for
exactly, but it is something. I think have permanent colors like you
ask wouldn't work as well, since there are too many colors and often
parens are off-by-one so probably you want some kind of color

Anyways, the season'd schemers around here will probably tell you that
the parens eventually fade away. It is really the indentation that
clues you in to where things match up.


On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 7:41 PM, Raoul Duke <raould at gmail.com> wrote:
> i think it would be neat (this will presumably incur the wrath of
> folks who already can sight-read parens and who will tell me that
> everybody should learn that and not lean on ui crutches :-) if
> matching parens were subtly background hilighted at all times, not
> just when there is a cursor there. i'm not 100% sure how it would
> work, but basically i think if it was black-on-white text then the
> background hilight would be very light grays. and each new inner level
> would be a slightly darker gray. or maybe even different pastel hues
> could be utilized.
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