[Seaside] Turn of Auto Parens

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Mon Sep 3 08:34:20 UTC 2007

On Sep 3, 2007, at 1:14 , Colin Putney wrote:

> On Sep 3, 2007, at 12:44 AM, Damien Cassou wrote:
>> Hi Rick,
>> 2007/8/28, Rick Zaccone <zaccone at bucknell.edu>:
>>> I recently installed the latest web image.  When I type code, it
>>> automatically enters closing parens and brackets which I find more
>>> annoying than helpful.
>> I have to say that this feature annoyed me too. But I tried to get
>> used to because I thought it would help. And now, I really can't live
>> without. It's so cool to select the expression and press $( to have
>> both $( and $) added.
> This is so frustrating. The fact is that Squeak has been able to do  
> exactly that forever. Select the expression and press cmd-shift-9.  
> That sounds obscure, but it's only one more key than shift-9 for $ 
> (. It works with $[, ${, $<, $' and $" too.
> My guess is that this "new feature" is popular because people don't  
> know about the existing feature that does the same thing. The  
> really tragic thing is that it gets in your way when you don't want  
> it, which makes it discoverable, whereas the old way of doing it  
> stays out of the way when you don't need it, and thus stays  
> undiscovered.
> AutoParens or SmartKeys or whatever you want to call, it is a step  
> backwards.

While I do agree with that, one huge problem with the "old" bindings  
is that they are hard-coded to the US keyboard layout and thus do not  
work on the majority of keyboards.

- Bert -

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