[erlang-questions] Frames proposal

Andrzej Sliwa <>
Wed May 2 07:50:25 CEST 2012


come on, we can't start inventing new syntax only from 'editor' perspective, otherwise we could go to "brainfuck" syntax, which is so compact and easy to write ;), but in 100% is not readable at all
 
Regards,
Andrzej

On May 2, 2012, at 2:35 AM, Loïc Hoguin wrote:

> On 05/02/2012 02:22 AM, Richard O'Keefe wrote:
>> As for #{...} vs<{...}>, it's in one way harder to write
>> (to get<{, press SHIFT with left hand, and then<  and { are close
>> for two-fingered right hand typing; the same is true of }>,
>> but #{ requires me to hold down the shift key with my left hand
>> AND press the # key with my left hand at the same time, and while
>> there is a shift key on the right, { requires the use of the right
>> hand).  Brackets really ought to be mirror symmetric, but I could
>> live with #{...}.
> 
> Only true for a range of QWERTY keyboards. There's a lot more layouts in the world. Incidentaly on my keyboard writing <{}> is insanely difficult (takes a minimum of 2 seconds when trying to go fast), while #{} is not perfect but a lot easier (maybe half a second, hard to measure at this point). This is because the former requires me to press the sequence "<, ALT GR {, ALT GR }, SHIFT >", while the latter only requires "ALT GR #, ALT GR {, ALT GR }". The keys for # and { are also right next to the other, which isn't true for < and {.
> 
> So in my case at least it's not only 1 key less, it's also a lot simpler to type.
> 
> It's also a lot simpler to type = instead of ALT GR ~, regardless of other considerations.
> 
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