From: Kevin Rodgers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: desirability of boxquote-style snippets for helping new users
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 21:41:56 -0700 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw)
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'.
| Remove the boxquote that contains `point'.
Denver, Colorado, USA
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2009-01-16 4:41 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2009-01-16 1:41 desirability of boxquote-style snippets for helping new users 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]
2023-08-18 20:46 ` Samuel Wales
2009-01-16 9:56 ` Tassilo Horn
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