[Haskell-cafe] Wishful thinking: a text editor that expands
function applications into function definitions
duane.johnson at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 00:07:53 EDT 2009
I hadn't seen that feature in Excel before. When I press F9 it seems
to evaluate the expression, which isn't quite what I had in mind (Mac
OS). Is that the same as what you get?
On Apr 2, 2009, at 8:33 PM, Michael Snoyman 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
> 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 feature.
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