Subject: Re: case-sensitivity and identifiers (was Re: Wide character implementation) From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 01:53:11 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Michael Parker | OTOH, if terminals had gotten color and typefaces earlier, maybe | programming languages would have evolved to use them. Only if we had also had a stateless coding for them, statefulness being so frigthening to the kinds of programmers who are likely to invent new syntaxes. | Maybe give each namespace its own color, so you would specify the value | of a name by putting it in blue, the function by using red, keywords in | italics, macros in green. The mind boggles at the possibilities. Especially if they also used XML to write it all, and then we can use cascading style sheets to control both background and foreground color. And programmers would have be selected from those who are not color blind. This is unlikely to succeed, since the current selection from those who can spell has not been successful, either, and that is at least something you can learn. Thanks for the URL, though. My mind boggles at statements like these: "With the huge RAM of modern computers, an operating system is no longer necessary." /// -- In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.