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To force lazy programmers to use abstraction instead of replication.
It would support cut and paste (once), move, search and replace, and all sorts of other editor features, but it wouldn't let you automatically duplicate text.
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|I'd allow cut and paste duplication within the same file, just no importing. If I had to retype every prototype twice in my code, it would never compile... =)
|I don't always care for wizards, which tend to generate unreadable code, but a precompiler that identifies redundent code and generates abstraction options might be useful. I dont know where I would be without cut and paste, I nearly always start by modifying existing classes with abstraction in mind as the ultimate goal - I'd rather spend my time on design and testing than on finding syntax errors.
|Users should also be physically unable to declare global variables, get beeped at repeatedly if they make syntax errors, and get a small electric shock if they look at the keyboard instead of the screen while typing.