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Re^3: Small Perl 6 discoveries IV, hash access

by Your Mother (Archbishop)
on Oct 05, 2017 at 19:53 UTC ( #1200764=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Small Perl 6 discoveries IV, hash access
in thread [Perl6] Perl 6 discoveries IV, hash access

Has more to do with the OS/keyboard support. Most modern editors support whatever you can get out of your keyboard. If you have a Mac, the keyboard shortcuts are intuitive and trivial to learn; as is switching language support on the keyboard. PCs are a bit of hoop for all that but they are there or available for installation. Don't know about Linux keyboard support personally.

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Re^4: Small Perl 6 discoveries IV, hash access
by afoken (Canon) on Oct 05, 2017 at 21:13 UTC
    Don't know about Linux keyboard support

    Linux supports any keyboard mapping you like, only limited by the hardware, as one would expect. The KBD Linux keyboard tools are used to set up the keyboard mapping for the console. See the man pages if you want to know more.

    X11 is a different beast, it has its own, different mapping mechanism. Of course, you can use your own keyboard mapping. For Xorg, there are a few a good articles in the archlinux wiki (Xorg, XKB, extra keys). Desktop environments like Gnome, KDE, xfce can also influence the keyboard mapping, using the mechanisms embedded in the X11 system.

    Alexander

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    Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)
Re^4: Small Perl 6 discoveries IV, hash access
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 05, 2017 at 20:22 UTC
    If you have a Mac, the keyboard shortcuts are intuitive and trivial to learn
    Oh, cool, so » is option-shift-backslash. Obvious!

      The typographically correct quote characters are all arranged in those three adjacent and (mostly) balanced keys, []{}\|, easy to follow after you see it once as opposed to Alt+#### which is idiotic, anti-UX nonsense along with needing to install support for additional languages. And many of the shortcuts are so obvious one doesn't even have to experiment or memorize it, like ¢ being Option+4 ($) or a • being Option+8(*).

        The typographically correct quote characters are all arranged in those three...
        Except for ‹single guillemets› which are option-shift-3 and 4, and a few other random quotes scattered around in random locations. 「Corner brackets」 don't seem to be available at all (they are used for non-interpolating strings in perl6, and the alternative is Q//).

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