Ergonomics - Rant
damien.cassou at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 19:42:31 UTC 2007
2007/7/17, Todd Blanchard <tblanchard at mac.com>:
> 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.
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