Arrows keyboard shortcuts

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Arrows keyboard shortcuts
« on: April 06, 2020, 10:38:04 AM »
Did you know that on Windows, ALT-26 produces a right arrow character?

ALT-24  ↑
ALT-25  ↓
ALT-26  →
ALT-27  ←

If you like syntax as I do, you'll probably find it very useful!

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Re: Arrows keyboard shortcuts
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 11:29:11 AM »
I like to focus on the programming so I prefer languages with simple syntax and as few obscure combinations of symbols as possible. Something is bad if it detracts from my ability to type without having to think about how to type it, or my ability to come back later and reread it without having to recall lots of cryptic syntax.

Did you ever encounter a programming language called APL? (It's an acronym for "A Programming Language".) It was the ultimate in brevity. You could write incredibly complex programs in just a few lines of code but that's just as well because it was also the first "Write Only Programming Language". If you wrote a program in it, and you later had to modify that program, it was easier to rewrite the program from scratch than to try to figure out what the heck you wrote.

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Re: Arrows keyboard shortcuts
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 11:44:49 AM »
Yes I remember this programming language, and if I remember correctly they also made a new language out of it, without the special characters, because it was such a bad idea. And there was special keyboards too, right?

Left/right arrows are easy with <- and -> but up/down arrows are ugly with ^ and v. But yeah, I understand your point.

 


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