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):
Code Feedback Program Response:
Thanks, feedback would be appreciated! Thanks again!
asked May 15 '12 at 17:24
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
You are trying to get a computer to think like a human.
Not possible yet
answered May 16 '12 at 13:46