Thread overview
Visual D show the opening bracket info for closing bracket
October 30
For some languages the IDE will show info about a closing bracket so one knows how it is grouped.

The idea is that either a shadow comment is added or a popup when highlighted/selected is shown over the closing bracket which displays the first non-empty line above the opening bracket:

statement
{

} // statement

// statement is a shadow comment(not part of the source, grayed out a bit, or a popup)

Helps a lot with lots of nesting and one doesn't have to manually add them which isn't robust.

November 03

On 30/10/2018 17:19, Michelle Long wrote:
> For some languages the IDE will show info about a closing bracket so one knows how it is grouped.
> 
> The idea is that either a shadow comment is added or a popup when highlighted/selected is shown over the closing bracket which displays the first non-empty line above the opening bracket:
> 
> statement
> {
> 
> } // statement
> 
> // statement is a shadow comment(not part of the source, grayed out a
> bit, or a popup)
> 
> Helps a lot with lots of nesting and one doesn't have to manually add them which isn't robust.
> 

Recent versions of VS also shows similar information when hovering the indentation guides. I've created an enhancement request: https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19350
November 03
On Saturday, 3 November 2018 at 08:17:50 UTC, Rainer Schuetze wrote:
>
>
> On 30/10/2018 17:19, Michelle Long wrote:
>> For some languages the IDE will show info about a closing bracket so one knows how it is grouped.
>> 
>> The idea is that either a shadow comment is added or a popup when highlighted/selected is shown over the closing bracket which displays the first non-empty line above the opening bracket:
>> 
>> statement
>> {
>> 
>> } // statement
>> 
>> // statement is a shadow comment(not part of the source, grayed out a
>> bit, or a popup)
>> 
>> Helps a lot with lots of nesting and one doesn't have to manually add them which isn't robust.
>> 
>
> Recent versions of VS also shows similar information when hovering the indentation guides. I've created an enhancement request: https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19350


Thanks. It helps reduce having to write unnecessary code just to be able to make programming easier. Reducing bloat like this goes a long way. Providing this meta info helps.