[squeak-dev] Re: Is there a preference setting to block automatic parentheses?

Marcel Taeumel marcel.taeumel at student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de
Thu Feb 26 07:26:00 UTC 2015

One more argument against the stack:


... |aMorph ...


The last parenthesis was inserted automatically. No the user types another


... (|aMorph ...


Finally, she wants to close that at the end. Now, where to place the cursor?
She forgot. The behavior is unexpected. If she tries this:


... (aMorph ...


The closing one will be overwritten, because it was inserted automatically.
The stack keeps track of it.


... (aMorph ...


Here, it is clear that a new closing parenthesis will be appended. Now if
you have this:




You have *no clue* what will happen if there is a magic stack that manages
those auto-parenthesis.

I still vote for a simple, clear, local semantic here.


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