[Pharo-project] Smart bracketing annoyance

Milan Mimica milan.mimica at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 09:29:05 CET 2012


I'll just hijack here: I also wouldn't be totally uncool if you could
select a block of code an press (shift-)tab to (un)ident it. Basic stuff
really.


On 7 January 2012 05:32, Ben Coman <btc at openinworld.com> wrote:

>
> I am still coming to terms with the "smart" bracketing where pressing the
> open-round-bracket key also produces a close-round-bracket, but I'm working
> on adapting.  One thing that is ultra-annoying and that could be smarter is
> where for instance, being new to Smalltalk, I have got my round and square
> brackets mixed up preceding an ifTrue:.
>
> So I highlight the open-round-bracket, press the open-square-bracket
> expecting it to be replaced (like every other system I've dealt with) and
> surprise* now I've got the original round-bracket surrounded by two new
> square-brackets.  If it instead found the matching close-round-bracket and
> changed both round-brackets to square-brackets, that would be cool rather
> than frustrating.
>
> The same applies to trying to correct string quotes and comment quotes.
>
> I hope that sounds reasonable and it would nice if it could be changed.
>
> cheers, Ben
>
> *surprise - not good for people new to the software you are trying to
> impress
>
>


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Milan Mimica
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