Case insensitivity

François Pinard pinard at iro.umontreal.ca
Thu Jul 26 21:36:18 CEST 2001


[Quinn Dunkan]

> On Sat, 21 Jul 2001 23:42:37 GMT, Courageous <jkraska1 at san.rr.com> wrote:

> >I tried fiddling with Lisp-without-Emacs for most of a year.  It didn't
> >work out.  I can think of few programming-related things more onerous
> >than a programming language which requires you to learn its editor.
> >
> >Never again.

> Most 'vi's have paren matching and lisp indent, but I've also happily
> used acme, which has neither of these.

Hey, hey!  Courageous is not so courageous, after all!  I learned LISP
on punched cards, and believe me, the keypunch artillery had no special
`plonk' noise for a mismatched parenthesis :-).  Re-indenting the body of a
function could take a lot of minutes of work even to an experienced puncher.
People have thin skins! :-)

-- 
François Pinard   http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~pinard




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