ser / germane-software.com (Sean Russell) writes:


[...]

> ...but Scheme's notation, IMHO, is a heavyweight source of
> irritation that overrides any other concerns.

With the exception of emacs users, where the editor helps out quite a
lot.  (there are some nice emacs modes for Ocaml too, where the
indentation the mode produces can sometimes be a helpful clue about
syntax errors).

[...]

>   The Scheme programmer is found hunched 2 inches from his monitor
> mumbling: "97, 98, 99... damn, where's that missing parenthesis??"

That's just

    Meta-<
    Meta-Ctrl-f

until you don't end up on a (define...).