From: Kevin Rodgers <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: desirability of boxquote-style snippets for helping new users Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 21:41:56 -0700 [thread overview] Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> Samuel Wales wrote: > 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? ,----[ C-h f boxquote-unbox RET ] | boxquote-unbox is an interactive compiled Lisp function in `boxquote.el'. | (boxquote-unbox) | | Remove the boxquote that contains `point'. | | [back] `---- -- Kevin Rodgers Denver, Colorado, USA
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2009-01-16 4:41 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2009-01-16 1:41 Samuel Wales 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 [this message] 2009-01-16 9:56 ` Tassilo Horn
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