Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Feeling Parenthetical

Any Lisper, regardless of dialect or skill level, recognises that the parentheses are little more than structure for the Lisp reader to handle. Your editor handles parentheses, you handle the code.

Brian Carper recently stumbled across a nice Emacs customisation that will dim parentheses: parenface. With it, parentheses will appear as dim grey instead of black. The things are still there and can be seen and manipulated as per normal, but now your code really stands out. Handy for Lisp programming.

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