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Re: Editing Scheme in the installation image

From: Christopher Allan Webber
Subject: Re: Editing Scheme in the installation image
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2017 10:00:03 -0600
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.16; emacs 25.1.1

Ludovic Courtès writes:

> Hello Guix!
> One issue that’s often reported is that it’s inconvenient to edit the
> config file with all its parentheses in the installation image given the
> available options (Zile, Nano, and nvi).
> Something like Paredit and ‘show-paren-mode’ in Emacs would help avoid
> mistakes such as unbalanced parenthesis.  However ‘emacs-minimal’ takes
> 180MiB and it would be unreasonable to include it.
> So I figured we could use Zile-on-Guile¹ (yes!) and extend it to have
> something that resembles Paredit, like:
> Of course, it takes more than these few lines to write a real Paredit,
> but still, wouldn’t it be cool?  :-)
> What do people (Mike in particular!) think?

Note that I saw that mit-scheme's edwin now includes some sort of
   New parenthesis-editing minor mode M-x paredit-mode. 

iirc edwin is written in scheme, so adapting their paredit-mode might be
less work than writing our own from scratch?

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