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Re: emacs for everything?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: emacs for everything?
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2004 22:00:01 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> keywords, especially for SQL) or some kind of electric space for Lisp
>> For Lisp I'd recommend to use lowercase.  It's more legible.
> Code in tutorials and code printed by Lisp printer has uppercase
> symbols.  It's more natural for me to write lowercase but I found
> a convention to write symbols that come from Common Lisp (i.e. not
> defined by me) in uppercase.

It was done in the past.  Nowadays, Common Lisp code uses lowercase mostly.

> It seems to be logical but OTOH I'm a Lisp newbie;

Allcaps only makes sense when you don't have a choice: it's much more
difficult to read (your brain has a lot more trouble making out the words).


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