Underscores (was: Re: 3.8 UI performance drop?)
ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Mon Dec 6 10:31:05 UTC 2004
I think that what is important is that when I read texts that are not
I would like to read _ (for example try to read the CParser in Smacc to
see what I mean) and not <-.
So I agree with that I would prefer that a special key combination.
Because the default showing
_ as <- is a problem because it is system wide for all the editors.
> Yoshiki Ohshima <Yoshiki.Ohshima at acm.org> wrote on 05.12.2004 06:26:02:
>> * utilize the leftarrow and uparrow from the Unicode.
>> - When the user types $: and then $=, the editor converts it to a
>> - if you don't want them converted type $:, space, $= and remove
>> the space.
>> - When the user types $^, the editor converts it to an uparrow.
>> - with some other combination, the user will get $^.
> This part of your "theory" is highly questionable, because this would
> give us
> an editor which is unusable for general purposes. Such irritating user-
> overriding reminds me of Word. Furthermore there are programmers who
> are using
> := and ^ instead of leftarrow and uparrow. So my suggestion would be
> to do it
> the other way round and provide a special key combination for the
> chars. With special key combination I mean something which starts with
> modifier key or a function key in order to not getting in the way of
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