vniko...@poboxes.com writes:One of my friends in usability pointed out that in some study, about the
> Personally, I am not sure at all if it is worthwhile; assuming it is,
> I am not sure if it should be done by colours---using different fonts,
> bold, italic, etc. might be better. (The AppleScript editor on the
> Macintosh, which does it in this latter way, seems to be doing it well,
> though I have not used it quite a lot.)
> Second, if syntax highlighting is assumed worthwhile, I would say that
> Besides, with Lisp we have pretty printing, which in my view reduces
only visual tool that turned out to be generally accepted as useful was
syntax highlighting. I personally have become so used to it that being
without it would make me far less productive. At least until I readapt. I
have practically given up on editing lisp programs over a vt100 terminal,
and find MCL inconvenient because I can't find a facility that does syntax
highlighting. (I did find one, but it inserted font codes into the text
document, which was not acceptable.)
Yes, having a tool figure out new forms to highlight would be nice. What is
Your milage, could (and does appear to) vary.
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