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> sorry @simoncion...

No worries. It's astonishing how absolutely awful on-screen phone keyboards still are for doing anything more involved than writing a brief human-language message.

That's because they are optimized for that.

No reason, apart from economics, why even with current IDE technology we couldn't make one that works well for specific programming languages.

> That's because they are optimized for that.

That's like a big chunk of my point. :) Phone/tablet keyboards really suck for anything other than short human-language text entry. You wanna write a five-page paper? A code snippet to demonstrate a problem? Forget about it.

It's astonishing that these devices have been around for at least seven years and their packed-in keyboards still fail at these tasks.

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