[fpc-pascal] Underscores in numerical literals - grouping

James Richters james at productionautomation.net
Tue Nov 22 01:09:08 CET 2016

I use notepad++ Vertical editing ALL THE TIME, you cannot do vertical editing effectively with a proportional font.   For those who aren't familiar with it, you can hold down ALT and highlight many lines vertically making a very tall cursor, you can then start typing and what you type will be on all lines with the tall cursor.. thus you can very quickly and easily shift entire blocks over, or even fix something on many lines at once.  This is very helpful when you have something that used to be inline and now you want to make a procedure out of it for example.

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From: fpc-pascal-bounces at lists.freepascal.org [mailto:fpc-pascal-bounces at lists.freepascal.org] On Behalf Of Graeme Geldenhuys
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2016 6:42 PM
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Subject: Re: [fpc-pascal] Underscores in numerical literals - grouping

On 2016-11-21 19:06, Sven Barth wrote:
> but also due to the ability to easily compare different names simply 
> based on their visual length without having to decide whether the 
> difference is due to the name or the different sized characters.

And here is an example of the exact problem, but when using a monospaced font. The spelling error is spotted much easier when using a proportional font.

View the following URL and search for “Proportional fonts can make it easier to spot typos.” - it’s about 3/4 down the page.



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