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I was thinking about IDEs and how they could be changed. I came across projects like the Light Table IDE on Kickstarter, which gives more of a visual touch to modern IDEs (as well as other neat stuff like "Code Crafting", etc.). I thought of something like a feedback system in an IDE. Something like Code Review/Peer Review (basically feedback in its simplest terms) but build into an IDE or code editor. Feedback and Review on code obviously!

I know that it would be possible but do you think this is a good idea? I would be pretty hard but anything can be done (Siri was!). Would you find it OK for a machine to butt into your code? Would you find it helpful or just plain annoying? Would you use it? I'm not sure how I'm going to do this: feedback per line, per keyword, per understandable segment of code, etc... Not sure.

An example would be (couldn't think of anything so I went with multiple variable declration in VB):


Dim a, b, c As Integer

Code Feedback Program Response:

While this is perfectly fine, it's not really recommended to declare multiple variables at once as this may lead to confusion later. Your choice really!

Thanks, feedback would be appreciated! Thanks again!

asked May 15 '12 at 17:24

RafalChmiel's gravatar image


I find them to already to nag to much. The compiler knows I forgot a ";" and knows where it should go, but it chooses to complain about it anyways... I kid of course... such a compiler would be good for learning, but annoying in real life.

answered May 15 '12 at 21:07

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You are trying to get a computer to think like a human.

Not possible yet

answered May 16 '12 at 13:46

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I wanna create something like Siri (well, nothing like it but you know what I mean). A kind of a "Coding Assistant". People never thought they needed TweetDeck, and now some can't live without it. Maybe this is something like it. (Siri would a good example too - "KIND-OF" thinks like a human, well at least it answers like one!). Thanks.

(May 16 '12 at 13:49) RafalChmiel RafalChmiel's gravatar image

So something that takes your voice into text then Googles it then reads it you in a strange annoying voice?

(May 16 '12 at 13:52) Jackster1337 Jackster1337's gravatar image
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