I would like to hear opinions on keyboard layouts for programming.
I was brought up in the UK so was used to the UK keyboard layout, but worked at CERN in Switzerland where there was a very odd Swiss layout as I remember (I had a Falco terminal which switched between VT220 emulation and Tektronix. Think about that the next time you complain about Julia Plots in the REPL)
When I went to ASML in the Netherlands the whole company had decided to standardise on the US keyboard layout. Which was a Good Thing TM in my opinion.
When I bought a new laptop I made sure it had a US layout.
I am now working in Denmark and the Scandinavian layout drives me spare. I still cannot find the carat symbol (its there on a keycap above Ø … but …)
So a point for discussion. Programming languages, such as Julia, have a heavy reliance on symbols such as - > |
What are the opinions on keyboard layout for productivity?
Interested to hear from Julians who do not use the Roman alphabet in their mother languages also.