[slime-devel] Feature suggestion

Marco Antoniotti marcoxa at cs.nyu.edu
Tue Aug 29 15:10:21 UTC 2006

On Aug 28, 2006, at 11:36 AM, Bradford W Miller wrote:

> "* everyone should learn to just bind the `[' key to
>    insert-delimited-parenthesis anyhow."
> Not those of us who use logic languages embedded into Lisp. []'s are 
> used
> to denote rules as ()'s are used to denote expressions.

Well,  not all the "rule based languages" use that notation.

> But I concur that the lispworks behavior is surprising, confusing, and
> should not be taken as a general model of how most of us want to 
> interact
> with the REPL.

Most features in Slime are on/off.   Though I personally do not care 
*that* much about having the feature in, its existence and use in 
Lispworks is evidence of at least some popularity.  Having said so, I 
almost want to apologize for having unleashed such a thread on the list 



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