[Haskell-cafe] Wishful thinking: a text editor that expands
function applications into function definitions
divisortheory at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 22:36:25 EDT 2009
On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 9:33 PM, Michael Snoyman <michael at snoyman.com> wrote:
> 2009/4/3 Duane Johnson <duane.johnson at gmail.com>
>> Perhaps it wouldn't be as all-wonderful as I think, but as a "new" Haskell
>> user, I am constantly switching back and forth between various definitions
>> of things trying to compare documentation and files...
>> The purpose of "expansion" as I was explaining it is not to *permanently
>> replace* what is in the text, but rather to *temporarily replace* it. I
>> imagine it kind of like a "zoom in" for code. You could "zoom in" on one
>> function, and seeing a new function that you don't recognize, "zoom in"
>> again, and so on. Once done, you would hit "ESC" to make it all return as
>> it was.
> Sounds exactly like the F9 feature in Excel (that's where you got the idea,
> right?). I can personally attest that it can be an incredibly useful
I actually wasn't thinking about temporarily replacing it. That sounds
cooler than how I originally interpreted it :)
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