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Re: emacs for everything?

From: Maciek Pasternacki
Subject: Re: emacs for everything?
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 02:31:13 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

On Boomtime, The Aftermath 40, 3170 YOLD, Stefan Monnier wrote:

>>>> 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.

OK, thanks for clearing this out.

>> 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).

Well, it makes SQL actually easier to read for me.  Anyway it's cool
I don't need to write Lisp in uppercase. :)

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