[squeak-dev] Improving visibility of comments in Shout renders code within SqueakTheme

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Tue May 17 02:19:44 UTC 2022

> On 2022-05-16, at 6:30 PM, Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:
> No ultra-strong opinion here, but in general, comments are an inherent part of Smalltalk. As code and comments tell a shared story together, I'm not convinced by separating both from each other even more. Italic has a "virtual", "artificial", or "auxiliary" connotation to me, as opposed to "normal" or "real" code.
> Interesting, this is actually why I use italic for comments.  It's human-speak, whereas the upright code speaks to the computer.  Italics is often used in writing for referring to external quotations, which enhance the thing being written about.  It seems like a perfect fit, to me.

Yup. And quite a lot of us are likely to be somewhat red/green colour blind too. Multiple signalling is a good thing.

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
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