[IPython-dev] Ace versus CodeMirror

John Fawcett fawce at quantopian.com
Tue Jan 24 18:12:45 EST 2012

there is some precedence for the idea of using modes to enhance
concentration -
in creative writing circles there is a lot of hand-wringing about
technology being distracting, so there are a few editors that  use
minimalism to enhance concentration on the words. a great example:

but, ia is an entire company to creating a concentration mode for _plain
text only_... Maybe it is a good thing to suggest to CodeMirror as a

On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 5:45 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 2:43 PM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > What about
> > the third point?  Maybe it is unneeded complexity - because the
> > existing CM editors do expand however much they need to.
> I think it's unneeded complexity.  They can always fullscreen their
> browser and pad the cell with whitespace if they really don't want to
> see anything else ;)
> Joking aside, I think the benefit is minimal and the cost in code
> complexity for us doesn't justify it.
> Cheers,
> f
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