[erlang-questions] eep-0012 (Extensions to comprehensions)

Kevin Scaldeferri kevin@REDACTED
Thu Aug 7 04:14:09 CEST 2008

On Aug 6, 2008, at 6:53 PM, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:

> (b) You are editing existing code and want to swap things.
>     The editor I use has "swap terms" commands that leave the
>     punctuation marks where they are and moves what's between them.
>     This is useful in C, Pascal, Fortran, Ada, Eiffel, Prolog, ooh,
>     such a lot of languages as well as Erlang.

There's also the desire to have diffs only display important changes,  
not insignificant things like the addition or removal of a line  
terminator/separator.  Is this worth changing the language for?  Eh,  
probably not.  But if you were designing from scratch, it's one of  
those nice little things.

(Of course, one could also dream for something more sophisticated than  
the ubiquitous line-oriented diff tools.)


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