From: "Samuel Wales" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: desirability of boxquote-style snippets for helping new users Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 18:41:31 -0700 [thread overview] Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) I have noticed more people using boxquote and similar ways of setting off code. This makes it pretty and makes it stand out, both of which are good things. However, most prefix every line. For example, boxquote by default uses "|". While an experienced user can figure out rectangle commands or write a command to unpack the quote, new users and users who can't type much might skip using the code to avoid having to do that. And a very new user could actually stick the whole thing in .emacs and wonder why it doesn't work. It adds to the burden of fixing a problem or meeting a need in emacs without providing much benefit. Even a few keystrokes can do that. Perhaps quotes of code, in all packages like boxquote, could by default get fancy only on the lines precediing and following. What do you think? -- For personal gain, myalgic encephalomyelitis denialists are knowingly causing massive suffering and 25-years-early death by grossly corrupting science. http://www.meactionuk.org.uk/What_Is_ME_What_Is_CFS.htm
next reply other threads:[~2009-01-16 1:41 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2009-01-16 1:41 Samuel Wales [this message] 2009-01-16 2:13 ` Matthew Lundin 2009-01-16 2:32 ` Austin Frank 2009-01-16 3:34 ` Matthew Lundin 2009-01-16 4:41 ` Kevin Rodgers 2009-01-16 9:56 ` Tassilo Horn
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