[Pharo-project] Smart bracketing annoyance
btc at openInWorld.com
Fri Jan 6 23:32:06 EST 2012
I am still coming to terms with the "smart" bracketing where pressing
the open-round-bracket key also produces a close-round-bracket, but I'm
working on adapting. One thing that is ultra-annoying and that could be
smarter is where for instance, being new to Smalltalk, I have got my
round and square brackets mixed up preceding an ifTrue:.
So I highlight the open-round-bracket, press the open-square-bracket
expecting it to be replaced (like every other system I've dealt with)
and surprise* now I've got the original round-bracket surrounded by two
new square-brackets. If it instead found the matching
close-round-bracket and changed both round-brackets to square-brackets,
that would be cool rather than frustrating.
The same applies to trying to correct string quotes and comment quotes.
I hope that sounds reasonable and it would nice if it could be changed.
*surprise - not good for people new to the software you are trying to
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