inputs and outputs

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inputs and outputs

PostPosted by drab » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:37 am

Since day one, all APL systems have always used 6 spaces as a prompt for user input.

That's fine, but now it could be a little more flexible.

Suppose the user preferences for the session manager allowed the prompt to be set to a short character vector.

And suppose you set it to '⋄ ' . That's a diamond and 5 spaces.

The behavior of the session would be unchanged, but all user inputs would be labeled clearly and distinctly.
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Re: inputs and outputs

PostPosted by drab » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:56 pm

Or even better, there could be a different color for input -- probably just a very faint but noticable background, while leaving the foreground unchanged.

Or both.
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