Ergonomics - Rant
tblanchard at mac.com
Tue Jul 17 19:32:32 UTC 2007
Oh, I'll chime in - it doesn't work the way I do and it drives me nuts.
I often type most of a line, realize I need parens around part of it
at the end of the line, put in the closing paren, then go back to put
in the opening one - where it then insists on providing a matching
closing one. In general, I often end up typing the closing quote/
paren first, then go back to put in the opening ones.
In other words, I never code left to right - I code like an artist
builds a picture - starting with a sketch and gradually filling in
detail jumping around. eCompletion is a huge impediment when you are
doing this as you spend more time deleting spurious matching quotes
and parens than you do just typing stuff.
I'm quite willing to agree that I might not be typical - but that's
how I work - successive approximations of proper code rather than
left to right perfection.
On Jul 16, 2007, at 10:58 AM, Damien Cassou wrote:
> 2007/7/16, Gary Chambers <gazzaguru2 at btinternet.com>:
>> Since we do business devlopment we like to keep things a bit more
>> though try to keep up with the main release.
>> Besides, I find the eCompletion stuff a bit problematic (some of
>> us use it
> What is problematic for you might be problematic for others too.
> What is it?
> Damien Cassou
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